What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698113725
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 207,056
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.

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What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Necampos on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Sometimes learning the history of particular people can be boring, but it is in the curriculum for students to learn. While learning about the great inventor Benjamin Franklin, this book would b a great way to bring some fun into learning. Great ideas were formed from Ben and it allows students to know that they too can dream and create things from their minds.
LauraWade on LibraryThing 5 months ago
What's the Big Idea...Ben Franklin is written by Jean Fritz. This is about the life story of Ben Frankin. About his many ideas and inventions.This book is a great story about Ben franklin. I did not know that he had gave so much to America through his ideas and inventions. He had so many great ideas.I would like to read this book to my students. I think they would like this book and get ideas of their own. I could have my students write me a paper about something they would want to invent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago