Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

by Candace Fleming

Hardcover

$22.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, August 4

Overview

"What good shall I do today?"
How Ben Franklin answered that question — through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor — forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first willow trees in America.
Modeled on his own Poor Richard's Almanack, this unique scrapbook captures Franklin's countless accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, cartoon and etching mesh to create a fascinating portrait of this most fascinating man. Anyone interested in the birth of American democracy...or curious about the rise of the U.S. postal system...or wondering how paper money came to be...or wanting to know how Ben Franklin was part of it all, is sure to pore over Ben Franklin's Almanac.


Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689835490
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 754,735
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including the Bulldozer books; Ben Franklin’s Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, Gabriella’s Song, and When Agnes Caws, all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Customer Reviews