3rd out of 66 books — 22 voters
Ben Franklin: Young Printer (Childhood of Famous Americans)
One of the most popular series ever published for young American's, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies - easily read by children of eight and up - today's youngster is swept into history.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 31st 1986 by Aladdin
(first published January 29th 1983)
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This book, part of the series Childhood of Famous Americans, is a simple story about Benjamin Franklin when he was a young boy. His family, led by his candle-maker father, is a large one without a lot of money, but is portrayed as loving and warm. We learn that Benjamin was very bright when he was young, and his family didn't have a lot of money and couldn't afford to send him to school until his father got a contract to sell candles to the city. He is sent to a couple different schools, has all...more
This easy read story helps us to understand Benjamin Franklin's hunger for knowledge. He wanted to know how and why things happen. He wanted to be proficient in as many lines of work as he could and did not want to be tied down to one occupation. As an apprentice printer, he found that he could help others learn through his writing. He used his experiences of his youth to become a author, scientist, inventor, statesman, and patriot.
as you all know, this is all about Ben Franklin and his family.When ben was young,he was still very smart.In matter of fact,when he was in his40's, poeple said he was almost as great as great as George washington.If you want to find alot of info on Ben, look at this book!