History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Benjamin Franklin

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Benjamin Franklin

by Charles River Editors

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Overview

*Perfect for ages 7-9
*Includes pictures and illustrations of Benjamin Franklin and important people, places, and events in his life.

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

Before the United States of America even existed, the first American celebrity was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). In his career, Franklin was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

After having his hand in all kinds of community service in Philadelphia, and inventing important devices like lightning rods, Franklin used his unique status as an international celebrity to become the colonies’ best diplomat, first as an ambassador to Britain and then as an ambassador to France during the American Revolution. Franklin was particularly revered in Enlightened France, where he skillfully negotiated French entry into the Revolutionary War in a manner that practically bankrupted them, a critical step that helped the colonists win their independence. After negotiating the Treaty of Paris, Franklin played a role at the Constitutional Convention in his adopted home town of Philadelphia during the twilight of his life.

Like other Founding Fathers, Franklin’s lengthy career and magnificent exploits have been heavily embellished, to the point that some of the myths of Franklin’s life are better known than the man himself. In addition to highlighting his life and legacy, History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Benjamin Franklin also humanizes the First American. Along with pictures of Franklin and other important people and events in his life, your kids will learn about Franklin like they never have before.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016709611
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 06/12/2013
Series: History for Kids Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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