Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A Funny Book For Middle Schoolers: Benjamin Franklin: You’ve Got Mail


Benjamin Franklin

For ages 10-14. there’s a funny book we recommend titled Benjamin Franklin: You’ve Got Mail. The sequel to Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in my… will be released on May 2.

Authors Adam Mansbach—an original Saturday Night Live writer—and Alan Zweibel—author of Go the **** to Sleep—write about thirteen-year-old Ike Saturday as he travels back in time to save Benjamin Franklin and the future of the country—that is, if angry mobs, nefarious innkeepers, and bad oysters don’t get in his way. This blast into the past offers not just a light-hearted, satirical look at the birth of the U.S., but imagines a comically different path.

The ultimate test is my 11-year-old who I asked to read the first chapter to see if he liked it. So far he says it’s pretty good.

A notable critic is Dave Barry who raves about this book.

The New York Times best-selling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers series says: “This is absolutely the funniest book about time-traveling mail and Benjamin Franklin that I have ever read. And I have read them all.”


Published by Disney-Hyperion – On sale May 2, 2017

$12.99/$13.99 Can



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