Discover the life of Benjamin Franklin--a story about curiosity, big ideas, and helping others for kids ages 6 to 9
Benjamin Franklin was a brilliant inventor, scientist, writer, and founding father. Before his ideas made him a legend, Benjamin was a young boy who enjoyed learning, helping others, and problem-solving. He was always finding clever ways to make the world a better place, from inventing the lightning rod to helping write the U.S. Constitution.
Explore how Benjamin Franklin went from being a thoughtful kid growing up in Boston to an American hero who created the country's first public library, post office, hospital, and fire station.
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How will Benjamin's creative mind inspire you?
"As a Franklin College graduate, Shannon Anderson has the ideal background to introduce Benjamin Franklin to young readers. The Story of Benjamin Franklin follows the founding father from his early life in the colonies through his brilliant career as an inventor and his historic role in American independence, and ultimately to his emergence as a vocal abolitionist. Children will love this fascinating biography!" —Kerry N. Prather, President, Franklin College
"If you are curious about Benjamin Franklin, read The Story of Benjamin Franklin. Shannon Anderson presents him as lighthearted and curious. She shares Benjamin Franklin's love for books, for work, and for new ideas to solve problems." —Judy Kanne, Jasper County Historian and Former Children's Literature Professor at Saint Joseph's College, Indiana
"Anderson's Benjamin Franklin biography for young historians is a wonderful introduction to an extraordinary life. It is structured in a way that makes an often-mythologized Franklin very human and is full of great conversation starters guaranteed to spark discussions between teachers and readers!" —Dan Hawthorne, History Teacher