Following a chronological sequence, the author dramatizes scenes from the life of Benjamin Franklin, thus brightening fact with fiction and creating an enthusiastic interest in the man, on the level of 11 to 13 year old readers. Miss Eberle's profound interest in science and in Franklin's life insure us of accurate information. We view Franklin from his Boston boyhood where he was apprentice in a printing shop and where his interest in science was first kindled, through his days as a newspaper editor, businessman, statesman, writer and most important of all, inventor and scientist. His inquisitive mind, his originality, his humanity all come through in conversations, thoughts and events included here. Scientific experiments are simply reported. A better than adequate addition to the new First Biography Series.