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Title:
A picture book of Benjamin Franklin
Author:
Adler, David A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 1990.
Physical Description:
29 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Surveys the life of Benjamin Franklin, highlighting his work as an inventor and statesman.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 29433.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 2 Quiz: 09062 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780823407927
Format :
Book

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Surveys the life of Benjamin Franklin, highlighting his work as an inventor and statesman.


Author Notes

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University.

He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-- This entry in Adler's biography series gives a well-written, straightforward account of Franklin's life, taking readers through the important milestones and accomplishments. The Wallners' full-color, softly painted illustrations are well executed and add informative details to the text. None of Franklin's life is dealt with in detail but his work as an inventor, statesman, and printer are highlighted with interesting facts. Adler mentions only three of Franklin's four children, omitting the son born prior to his marriage to Deborah Read. However, the other information represents what is commonly regarded as fact concerning Franklin. Fritz' What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? (Coward, 1982) is considerably livelier, but is aimed at slightly older readers. Adler's book will provide an excellent resource for primary readers. --Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.