What's the big idea, Ben Franklin?, Volume 27

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Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 46 pages
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No matter how busy he was, Ben Franklin always found time to try out new ideas and he was also a man of many talents. He was also an ambassador to England, a printer, an almanac maker, a politician, and even a vegetarian (for a time).

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They are humorous, well researched and interesting! - Goodreads
Fritz is a wonderful writer of historical events. - Goodreads
A good easy read for an intro to Ben Franklin. - Goodreads
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I enjoyed this biography on Benjamin Franklin. This story included so many interesting facts and stories about his life that even I was learning as I read along! This book could be used in a 4-6 grade ... Read full review

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Jean Fritz's biographies are the best! They are humorous, well researched and interesting! I wish we had the time to read all of them! Read full review

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Considered the top biographer writing for young people, Jean Fritz grew up in China. She was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2003 and received a Newbery Honor for Homesick: My Own Story. David Small was awarded the 2000 Caldecott Medal for So You Want to be President?. He lives in Mendon, Michigan.