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Benjamin Franklin

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Describes the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, the American statesman, author, and inventor.
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Lerner Publications (first published 2001)
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This book can be used as part of a unit study on historical figures, or Benjamin Franklin himself, as well as a unit on scientists/inventors.

Because it is a chapter book, I have included the upper grades (for a read-alone book) but it is also fitting to be read to younger grades as a historical study book. Great book for comprehension and connections to self, as well as connections to other historical figues - George Washington Carver, for example, also an inventor who yearned for schooling at a
This book has a lot of good information about Benjamin Franklin. It is a little too detailed for younger children, but older children may get a lot out of it. It has more of a textbook rather than a story book feel.
This is a marvelous biography about the great Benjamin Franklin. He invented the lighting rod, the Franklin stove and many many more things.
i loved this book alot. It was a wonderful book to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3<3<3<3(:(:(:(:
Dec 27, 2010 Kimberly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: peeps who need info on ben
Shelves: biographies
Really liked it but way too comic-y for me

guided reading level: N
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