Benjamin Franklin (Time For Kids Biographies Series)

Benjamin Franklin (Time For Kids Biographies Series)

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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. From inventing bifocal glasses and the lightning rod to creating America's first public library, Benjamin Franklin succeeded.

TIME For Kids® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of 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. From inventing bifocal glasses and the lightning rod to creating America's first public library, Benjamin Franklin succeeded.

TIME For Kids® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Benjamin Franklin's revolutionary ideas about democracy, as well as his ability to work for the common good, live on in the United States.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060576097
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Series:
Time For Kids Biographies Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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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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