Title: The Story of Ben FranklinThe Story of Ben Franklin
Author: Eve Merriam
Illustrator: Brinton Turkle
Pages: 79
Recommended Ages: 7-10
Star Rating: ★★★★

Benjamin Franklin was a man of unusual energy and skill. He stuffed achievements into his one lifetime that most men would be pleased to stuff into several. And yet he remained lowly in word and dress.

Starting at the moment when Ben was first encouraged to choose a trade, The Story of Ben Franklin records just what those achievements were and what drove Ben to accomplish them. Through stories about his life and accompanying illustrations, we are made to feel that we know who Franklin the man was.

Conclusion. Not as informative as Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia or Ben Franklin: Extraordinary Patriot, but not a bad resource.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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