Benjamin Franklin (Time For Kids Biographies Series)

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Take a close-up look at Benjamin Franklin, a jack-of-all-trades who served his country well. Interviews with experts and lively writing deliver the accurate reporting you expect from TIME For Kids®. Historical reproductions and contemporary photographs capture the life of this ingenious man and show how he made life better and safer for Americans today.

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Overview

Take a close-up look at Benjamin Franklin, a jack-of-all-trades who served his country well. Interviews with experts and lively writing deliver the accurate reporting you expect from TIME For Kids®. Historical reproductions and contemporary photographs capture the life of this ingenious man and show how he made life better and safer for Americans today.

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Benjamin Franklin was a dreamer and a man with practical ideas. He was always searching for ways to improve people's lives and from inventing bifocal glasses and the lightning rod to creating America's first public library, Benjamin Franklin succeeded. This title covers his life and inventions starting with training with his brother as a printer, opening his own print shop in Philadelphia, publishing Poor Richard's Almanack, forming a volunteer fire brigade, becoming the Philadelphia postmaster, conducting lightning experiments, being elected to the Second Continental Congress, going to France, to helping write the Constitution. Each of these events are separated into chapters which are enriched with timelines, illustrations, historical proceedings, and some current references. Side panels help with facts, dates, interpretations, and current references. Benjamin Franklin's revolutionary ideas about democracy—as well as his ability to work for the common good—live on in the United States. Time's "For Kids Biographies" series has truly created biographies that make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. They are quick and good looks at America's country-building personalities. 2005, Harper Collins Publisher, Ages 7 to 9.
—Naomi Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060576097
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Series: Time For Kids Biographies Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 81,800
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

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The editors of TIME For Kids® are committed to informing millions of kids about the world and their place in it. As part of a national news organization, they bring expert and age-appropriate reporting and photography from around the globe to books, classroom magazines, and a website.

The editors of TIME For Kids® are frequent visitors to classrooms all over the country. And the TFK Kid Reporters have appeared on The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, CNN, and Fox News.

TFK editors also publish the TIME For Kids® Science Scoops series, giving kids the inside scoop on the world’s most fascinating topics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2005

    Man this is great!

    i recentally purchaced thhis book from my local bookstore because i am doing a biography for my english class on benjamin franklin. this has alot of information and exucutes it in such a way that it is understandable to all ages. good job on writing this book TIME! it is really helping me with my biography :)

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