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Format:
Book
Title:
Becoming Ben Franklin : how a candle-maker's son helped light the flame of liberty
ISBN:
9780823423743

9780605599413
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Holiday House, [2013]
Physical Description:
86 pages : illustrations --some color, map, portraits ; 24 x 28 cm
Contents:
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.
Summary:
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.
Reading Level:
Middle School.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.4 4 157832.
Subject(s):
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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