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Harness, Cheryl.
THE REMARKABLE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Washington : National Geographic, 2005
IL 3-6, RL 6.0
ISBN 0792278844
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On the three hundredth anniversary of Benjamin Franklinís birthday, Pennsylvanians celebrate their illustrious native son with an informative, true-to-life illustrated biography. Ben Franklinís life and formidable achievements as statesman, scientist, inventor, printer, and writer, are carefully researched and told in an entertaining style. Not only did Benjamin Franklin prove his theory of electricity, invent lightening rods, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, but he helped to establish fire departments, libraries, hospitals, universities, and street lights in Philadelphia that we depend on today. He was the only Founding Father to help write and sign The Declaration of Independence, the treaty that ended Americaís war for independence, and the Constitution. Enjoy his witty sayings from Poor Richardís Almanac that are sprinkled throughout the book.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)
SUBJECTS:     Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
                        Statesmen.
                        Scientists.
                        Inventors.
                        Printers.
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