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Benjamin Franklinstein Series

Matthew McElligott and Larry David Tuxbury
Starting with Benjamin Franklin awakening in Victor Godwin’s basement, famous scientists keep showing up in the modern day, acting like monsters, vampires and zombies.
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! by Written by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury; Illustrated by Matthew McElligott
Benjamin Franklinstein Meets the Fright Brothers by Written by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury; Illustrated by Matthew McElligott
Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison by Written by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury; Illustrated by Matthew McElligott

Benjamin Franklinstein Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
Benjamin Franklinstein’s most electrifying adventure yet

Victor Godwin and his very old friend, 200-year-old reanimated Benjamin Franklin, are back for more madcap fun! After releasing the Wright Brothers from the clutches of the nefarious Emperor, the pair are working with the dwindling members of the Promethean Underground to try to stop the Emperor altogether. But when new Infinity light bulbs are installed throughout Philadelphia, Ben and Victor realize they are emitting more than just light. It turns out that Thomas Edison’s scientific genius has been hijacked as well, allowing the Emperor to brainwash just about everyone to do his evil bidding.

Zombies, mystery, and mayhem keep the pages turning in this hilariously quirky adventure, and the illustrations, puzzles and a fantastic interactive website extend the fun.
Book 2
The next book in the hilarious series about history’s greatest undead inventors!

Before Victor can figure out why Benjamin Franklin awoke from his two-hundred-plus years of sleep, giant bat planes and mysterious attacks bring mayhem to Philadelphia. Only two of history’s inventors could pilot such high-flying creations–the famous Wright brothers! But the red-eyed brothers don’t seem quite like themselves . . . could the brothers really want to take over Philadelphia–and can Victor and his friends crash their plans in time?
Book 1
Victor Godwin, a serious-minded boy genius living in Philadelphia, discovers that Ben Franklin never died – he was put into suspended animation, and was hidden away for more than 200 years in Victor’s basement! An accident re-awakens Ben centuries before he was supposed to be, and there’s a problem – when Ben runs low on energy, he turns into a rampaging monster desperately hungry for electricity! All this while Victor is trying to take first place in the school science fair. But with one of history’s preeminent scientists helping out, what could go wrong?

“Victor is one of the funniest nerds in children’s literature.” – School Library Journal

“A welcome diversion to pass the hours between scoring science-fair ribbons and exploding . . . home chemistry sets.” – Booklist
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