William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania

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William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania recounts the life of William Penn in dramatic, graphic novel format. In pursuit of religious freedom, William Penn left England to start a Quaker colony in America. Called "Pennsylvania," the colony quickly grew as more Quakers fled England. Penn governed the colony peacefully, while also fighting for the rights of all Quakers. Inside this book, readers will encounter the events, people, and actions that shaped the life of William Penn. ...
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Overview

William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania recounts the life of William Penn in dramatic, graphic novel format. In pursuit of religious freedom, William Penn left England to start a Quaker colony in America. Called "Pennsylvania," the colony quickly grew as more Quakers fled England. Penn governed the colony peacefully, while also fighting for the rights of all Quakers. Inside this book, readers will encounter the events, people, and actions that shaped the life of William Penn.
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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
William Penn is remembered chiefly as the founder of Pennsylvania. This graphic biography (think comic strip) follows Penn's life from his boyhood through his growing interest in the Quaker religion and the consequences of his decision to become an active Quaker. Imprisoned several times for preaching before Quaker meetings, Penn decided that it might be best to establish a free Quaker settlement in North America. He had the opportunity to do so when King James II settled a loan due Penn's father by granting Penn a large area of land that became the state of Pennsylvania. From the "Graphic Biographies" series, the colorful format is certain to appeal to today's kids; it is likely to get reluctant readers to take a second look at material that they might otherwise view as boring. Told for the most part through dialogue, this biography is fast-moving, entertaining, and amazingly informative. (Dr. Craig Horle, co-editor of The Papers of William Penn, served as a consultant .) At the end of the book readers will find two pages of facts about William Penn, a glossary, a brief list of Internet sites and books where one can learn more, a bibliography, and an index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736865012
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Graphic Biographies Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 710,383
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents


Becoming a Quaker     4
Land of the Free     10
Back to England     16
The Last Trip Home     22
More about William Penn     28
Glossary     30
Internet Sites     30
Read More     31
Bibliography     31
Index     32
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