The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin is part of a wonderful set of National Geographic picture book biographies by Cheryl Harness. The beautiful illustrations and easy to read text make the story of Benjamin Franklin’s life accessible and interesting to young and old. The book is full of Franklin’s famous quotes, experiments, inventions and life adventures. There is also a great timeline of “The 18th Century World of Benjamin Franklin” in the back of the book and a list of recommended books for young readers who want to learn more about this fascinating man.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was the youngest of ten children? The young Ben Franklin was both a candlemaker and a printer, as well as a statesman and postmaster. He promoted civic institutions we take for granted such as libraries, hospitals, paved roads and volunteer firefighters. He was one of the great scientists of his time (he invented both the lightning rod and bifocals) as well as one of the greatest statesmen. Find this and other books about Benjamin Franklin in the Children's Biographies section of your library.