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Benjamin Franklin
     

Benjamin Franklin

by Marion Dane Bauer, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)
 

Bringing the biggest life stories to the smallest readers!

Benjamin Franklin was curious about the world around him. He had wide and varied interests that led him to become a printer, a writer, an inventor, a statesman, and eventually one of the fathers of our nation.

With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Benjamin

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Bringing the biggest life stories to the smallest readers!

Benjamin Franklin was curious about the world around him. He had wide and varied interests that led him to become a printer, a writer, an inventor, a statesman, and eventually one of the fathers of our nation.

With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Benjamin Franklin to the youngest readers and inspires them to learn about the world.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Young Readers are offered a brief overview of the incredible life of Benjamin Franklin who was among those who signed the Declaration of Independence. Born as the 17th child, he did not receive much formal education and was sent out to work at an early age with only two years of formal schooling. But like others of that era and a few later on, Franklin had an inquiring mind and spent his time reading and writing. He worked with his brother in the newspaper business. He published Poor Richard's Almanac. He was fascinated by science and undertook experiments with electricity as shown on the front cover and is credited with developing the lightening rod, Franklin stove and bifocals. But he did more than that; he helped establish a volunteer fire department in Philadelphia, a free public library and a free public school. No mention is made of his diplomatic roles or his family, but this is a short and simple story that is part of the "My First Biographies" series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545232562
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
My First Biography Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Marion Dane Bauer has written fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, young adult novels. Her bestselling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota.

Anthony Lewis has illustrated more than 200 children's books since he graduated with First Class Honours from the Liverpool School of Art in 1989. He has twice been short-listed for the Sheffield Book Award and was nominated for the BBC's 2004 Blue Peter Book Award. Anthony lives with his family in a small village in Cheshire, in the northwest of England.

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