Becoming Ben Franklin : how a candle-maker's son helped light the flame of liberty / Russell Freedman.
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- ISBN: 9780823423743 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0823423743 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 86 pages. : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 
- Copyright: ©2013
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-82) and index.
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The runaway apprentice -- Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia, printer -- Snatching lightning from the sky -- Borrowing an idea from the Iroquois -- Dr. Fatsides in the mother country -- Becoming a rebel -- Declaring independence -- An American in Paris -- A useful life -- Timeline.
An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.
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Russell Freedman is well known for his riveting biographies and masterful accounts of the history of the United States. One of the most honored writers for children, Russell Freedman has been honored with the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, and a National Humanities Medal. He travels widely but makes his home in New York City.