What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

by Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes


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A brief biography of the 18th-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9780812405811
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1983
Series: HRDerstar
Pages: 46
Sales rank: 636,993
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.

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