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The remarkable Benjamin Franklin / written & illustrated by Cheryl Harness.

Harness, Cheryl. (Author).

Available copies

  • 12 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main J 973.3 HAR (Text) 38324000165530 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Fulton Library EJ 921 FRA (Text) 33187002304489 Ej Nonfiction Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett JB FRA (Text) 30010170813821 Juvenile Biography Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown JUV BIOGRAPHY FRAN (Text) 39213000424634 JUV Biography Available -
 Memorial Book: Hagerstown Library Memorial Book given for Cameron Callender by Joni Winters
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch JUV 921 FRAN (Text) 39391005707870 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Linton PL - Linton J 973.3 HAR (Text) 30149000366350 Non-Fiction Juvenile Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J 921 FRA (Text) 39206019623097 J Biography Available -
Otterbein PL - Otterbein J BIO FRA (Text) 34046000221096 Juvenile Biography Available -
Putnam County Public Library - Main JB FRA c.1 (Text) 30041001235371 Juvenile Biography Available -
Thorntown PL - Thorntown E 973.3 HAR (Text) 30034000878382 Easy Room Books Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0792278844
  • ISBN: 9780792278849
  • ISBN: 0792278828
  • ISBN: 9780792278825
  • Physical Description: 47 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
As author Cheryl Harness points out, no one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a "soap maker, candle dipper, and printer" to a "postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than anyone, helped to create." Readers quickly learn that the story of this Founding Father is quite different from the likes of Washington and Jefferson. The tenth child of a candle maker and his wife, Benjamin's formal education ended at an early age, but his quest for knowledge never did. Readers see how the hard-knock days of his youth gave him a very down-to-earth outlook on life, which he shared in his Poor Richard's Almanack and which inspired practical inventions, such as the Franklin stove and bifocals. His experiments with electricity earned him the title Dr. Franklin and brought him fame, especially in Europe where he was a sought-after guest in the parlors of kings and queens. Readers will discover how his French connections helped America win the Revolutionary War and become an independent nation.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 4-6.
970 Lexile.
Subject: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 > Juvenile literature.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Statesmen > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Scientists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Inventors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Printers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Scientists > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Printers > United States > Biography.

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