Ben Franklin (Explore Colonial America)
Many students know the story of Ben Franklin's famed electricity experiment, but do they understand how influential he was in the formation of the United States? Through simple but engaging narrative, this fully illustrated volume leads readers through Franklin's childhood, his diverse interests and accomplishments, and the role he played in the American Revolution and creation of an independent nation.
From the Publisher:
A fascinating time in American history, the colonial days sparked legends, traditions, and forged a new nation. From the first Thanksgiving to the Boston Tea Party, young readers will develop a deeper appreciation for the events that led to the founding of America. - Supports social studies and history curricula - Full-color photos, maps, and illustrations give readers a glimpse into colonial life - Contains a timeline,glossary, index, and "Further Reading" section with books and websites