Benjamin Franklin

By: Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire

$24.50

This book 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.

Product Description

Readers will learn that Benjamin was the youngest of seventeen children “all counted” and that “it was a piece of luck that his kite experiment had not killed him.” They will also come to know the inventor whose thirst for knowledge led him to constantly seek to improve the lives of his fellow men. Readers will follow his life as a leader in the American Revolution and ambassador to both Britain and France and learn why the French hailed him as the man who “tore the lightening from the sky and the scepter from tyrants.”

An intuitive understanding of the things children love to know, combined with the d’Aulaire’s extraordinary artistic ability make this book on the life of one of America’s most beloved founders a perennial classic. Folk art style illustrations are enhanced with pert aphorisms from Poor Richard’s Almanac on each page.

Additional Information

Weight .24 kg
Dimensions 12 × 8.8 × 0.3 in
ISBN

9780964380394

Published Date

1998

Author

Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire

Publisher

Beautiful Feet Books

Format

Paperback

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