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Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z
     

Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

by John O'Brien (Illustrator), Alan Schroeder
 

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Benjamin Franklin devised armonicas and bifocals, helped bring us the Constitution and signed the Declarion of Independence, and even experiment with electricity and invented the Franklin stove. He amassed enough noteworthy acccomplishments to cover the entire

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Benjamin Franklin devised armonicas and bifocals, helped bring us the Constitution and signed the Declarion of Independence, and even experiment with electricity and invented the Franklin stove. He amassed enough noteworthy acccomplishments to cover the entire alphabet from A to Z. This nontraditional tribute has information about a Founding Father who was as amusing as he was amazing.

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*"A fine place for history buffs to begin."

*"Outstanding."

"O'Brien...creates busy, vibrant and captivating spreads that children will love poring over."

Publishers Weekly
Alphabetically arranged, but far more than just an alphabet book, this guide to the life of Ben Franklin covers his upbringing, his prominence in early America, his many inventions, and his beliefs and writings. Given the breadth of Franklin's accomplishments, it shouldn't be surprising that each letter gets more than one word: N stands for newspaper, the New-England Courant (one of Franklin's papers); navigation (tied to his love of ships); and nude ("To his regret, ‘air baths' never caught on in colonial America"). O'Brien's ink and watercolor images contribute ample humor, and Schroeder creates a well-rounded, fascinating portrait of an iconic American. Ages 6–10. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823424351
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
754,377
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

John O'Brien is a cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is also the illustrator of many children's picture books. He lives in New Jersey.

Alan Schroeder is the author of acclaimed books such as Ragtime Tumpie, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Minty, an ALA Notable Book and a TIME Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. He lives in Alameda, California.

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