Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire
Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Price: $17.95

Historical Setting: Boston, Philadelphia, England, France, 18th Century

This title details the life of this famous American from his boyhood as one of the youngest of seventeen children, to his teen years as an apprentice in his brother's print shop and his later years as an inventor, statesman, diplomat and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Young people will enjoy learning about the fascinating life Ben Franklin led from the lively text and beautiful illustrations of this D'Aulaire classic.

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Summary: The life and times of America's first and greatest Renaissance man.

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Josiah, 6/3/2016
Josiah Franklin and his wife had Benjamin Franklin in 1706. He was small and different from his brothers. One year he got money for Christmas and bought a whistle but paid too much and his brothers made fun of him until he cried. And that was the last time he ever spent money carelessly. He was sometimes mischievous when he was younger. But when he grew up he helped a lot of people in a lot of ways and he even saved their lives.
The style of the illustrations wasn't my favorite, but they were good and I did like how they put Ben Franklin's sayings on the side. I think it’s a pretty good book if you’re looking for a book about Ben Franklin. It explains a lot, too.