BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by David A. Adler

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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Age Range: 8 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the author's ``First Biography'' series (presenting more substantial information than his ``Picture Book'' biographies but still easily read): an excellent introduction with a goodly collection of revealing, not always familiar anecdotes enlivening a straightforward account of many of Franklin's most outstanding accomplishments, clearly set in their historical time. The portrait is positive, but Adler does mention a few circumstances (e.g., Franklin's common-law marriage and the fact that the real purpose of the fur cap he wore in France was to cover eczema) countering the traditional--but inaccurate--saintly image. Miller's large, detailed pen drawings, on every double spread, are stolidly utilitarian, though they do lighten the format and convey something of the period's flavor. Overall: attractive and informative. Index. (Biography. 8-11)

Pub Date: April 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-8234-0929-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992




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