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Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
By Richard Walz (illustrator) and Frank Murphy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Publication date February 1, 2001
Pages 48
Binding Paperback
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375806216
ISBN-10 0375806210
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $3.99
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Summary
Shows how Benjamin Franklin--inventor, writer, and scientist--created a puzzle called the magic square to keep from being bored while serving as clerk for the Pennsylvania Assembly, and includes step-by-step instructions for creating your own magic squares. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!

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Paperback
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With Richard Walz (other contributor) | from Random House Childrens Books (February 1, 2001)
9780375806216 | details & prices | 48 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.30 lbs | List price $3.99
About: Shows how Benjamin Franklin, inventor, writer and scientist, created a puzzle called the magic square to keep from being bored while serving as clerk for the Pennsylvania Assembly.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606205689 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.50
About: Shows how Benjamin Franklin, inventor, writer and scientist, created a puzzle called the magic square to keep from being bored while serving as clerk for the Pennsylvania Assembly.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9780613337908 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.55
About: Shows how Benjamin Franklin, inventor, writer and scientist, created a puzzle called the magic square to keep from being bored while serving as clerk for the Pennsylvania Assembly.

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