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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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by David Colbert

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You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Ben Franklin's life.


You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Ben Franklin's life.

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Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Every young elementary student can tell you that, as a young man, Benjamin Franklin stood out in a field during a storm, holding a kite. How many of those same students can tell you how Benjamin Franklin started out in life, what he had to do with farmers and their planting schedules, and what he had to do with the writing of the U. S. Constitution? This Benjamin Franklin was much more than a "printer," as is stated on his gravestone. As a young man, he was apprenticed to his brother James in order to learn a trade. James taught Ben all he knew about being a printer, but as brothers often will, they disagreed on almost everything else. These disagreements eventually forced them apart and sent Ben off on his own. Through the next years, Ben learned more about his trade in London, wrote and printed his own Farmer's Almanac, was betrayed by his friends, and became active in the politics of the day. Despite the fact that Ben was once accused of treason by the original colonies, he was at the age of eighty-one a respected member of the Assembly that composed and signed the Constitution of the United States. In this short biography, students will read about the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Intolerable Acts, state assemblies and statesman Thomas Paine. Author Colbert has done an admirable job of creating biographies that will entice upper elementary students to learn about their history. Upper elementary classrooms and middle school classrooms with reluctant readers will do well to add the titles of the "10 Days" series to their collections. Reviewer: Joyce Rice

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Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
10 Days That Shook Your World
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

David Colbert's most recent book is the New York Times bestseller Michelle Obama: An American Story. In addition to the 10 Days series, he authored the acclaimed Eyewitness series of first-person history and the Magical Worlds series for children. More than two million copies of his books are in print in almost thirty languages.

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Benjamin Franklin 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
HunterWilliams More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, i wasn't really impressed. It had well known facts about Ben Franklin ,but overall it wasn't exactly i expected. If your doing a research project on Ben Franklin ,I would reccomend reading this. It is a 150 page book with pictures.The book talks about 10 days in Benjamin Franklins life that change history. I would like to see David Colbert make this book ,but bigger with more inventions of Franklins. In this book, there are almost "side notes" on the pages that are very helpful to the understanding of that chapter or page. Overall i think this book is well written ,but could of used some more details.
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