Benjamin Franklin (Rookie Biographies Series)

Benjamin Franklin (Rookie Biographies Series)

by Wil Mara

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Children's Literature
This "Rookie Biography" engages the reader from the first page, which shows four scenes of children of different ethnic groups engaged in a variety of educational activities. They seem to be enjoying looking in a microscope, using a balance scale, reading and writing. The words above read "Do you like to do different things?" What a wonderful way to introduce a man who did so many different things and made so many contributions to the world. The next page begins the actual biography, illustrated with black-and-white drawings or colorful paintings, which are clear and appropriate. The language is also chosen carefully for the targeted age of readers. Simple sentences make the subject come to life. At the end the reader is given two pages called "Words You Know" and each is illustrated�bifocals, electricity, and The Declaration of Independence, for example. This slim volume ends with an index. This is a great addition to the limited number of biographies written for beginning independent readers. 2002, Children's Press,
— Candace Deisley

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Children's Press(CT)
Publication date:
Rookie Biographies Series
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Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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