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Becoming Ben Franklin : how a candle-maker's son helped light the flame of liberty / Russell Freedman.

Freedman, Russell. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J 921 FRA (Text) 39206020831622 J Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780823423743 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0823423743 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 86 pages. : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-82) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1170L Lexile
Subject: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 > Juvenile literature.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Statesmen > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Inventors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Scientists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Printers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Scientists > United States > Biography.
Printers > United States > Biography.
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