Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin
Writer, printer, scientist, inventor, statesman, and youngest son in a family of seventeen children, Benjamin Franklin is considered one of our greatest Americans.
Supported by colorful illustrations, Adler's biography brings to life one of America's founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.
Adler highlights Franklin's stunning accomplishments and his day-to-day life from his time as a young boy in Boston, Massachusetts through his role as the oldest delegate to the Constitutional Congress at the age of 81.
A lifelong book lover and printer, Franklin poularized famous sayings like "haste makes waste" and "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" in his annual Poor Richard's Almanack. An energetic inventor and public servant, he created the Franklin stove and bifocal glasses and established the first lending library and hospital in America.
These picture books give short but informative biographies about the lives of influential people. Each book describes the featured figure from birth to death, highlighting important contributions to society. A few sentences are included on each page, along with full-page illustrations. The pictures are detailed and colorful. The story-like format of these books will make the historical information appealing to children. 32 pgs, pb.