The Story of Benjamin Franklin (The Story Of)

by Shannon Anderson (Author)

The Story of Benjamin Franklin (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

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.

The Story of Benjamin Franklin includes:

  • A fun quiz--Test your knowledge of Benjamin's life with a short quiz that covers the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of his story.
  • Word definitions--Explore helpful definitions of some of the more advanced words and ideas inside the book.
  • Lasting legacy--Learn about how Benjamin Franklin changed the world for future generations, including you.

How will Benjamin's creative mind inspire you?

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Review quotes

"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

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
December 15, 2020
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
Library of Congress categories

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