Benjamin Franklin is known as a great scientist, inventor, and political leader. But he was also a militia leader, satirical author, and diplomat. He helped found a college and started the first lending library and fire brigade in the colonies. His signature appears on four important documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Paris, and the U.S. Constitution.
|Series:||We the People: Revolution and the New Nation Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
Table of Contents
Talented patriot Learning a trade Hard times and good times Inventor and scientist Public servant Trouble in the colonies War and independence Last years.