Benjamin Franklin

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Scholastic, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 127 pages
4 Reviews
Hear the delightful tale of America's first jack-of-all-trades. Printer, inventor, scientist, and statesman, Ben Franklin did it all during our nation's infancy. His story is told using Fanklin's own newspaper articles and personal recollections.

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User Review  - lalfonso - LibraryThing

I liked this book. It tells interesting stories about the life of Franklin, and includes beautiful illustrations in a way that would not intimidate an elementary school student. Although at first ... Read full review

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RL 4.50 AR Quiz No. 54158 EN Nonfiction Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 2.0 Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP Read full review

About the author (2000)

Connie Roop is a high school environmental science teacher, and a recipient of the Women Leaders in Education Award from the American Association of University Women and a Kohl Education Foundation Award for Exceptional Teaching. In 1997 and 1998 she led groups of students to Belize to study the rainforest. Together with her husband, Connie has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award.

Peter Roop is a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, and has been a writer of children's books for over 25 years. He has written extensively for Cricket and Cobblestone Magazines. He currently writes and speaks full-time. Last year he talked with over 50,000 students, presenting over 800 workshops for students, educators and writers in 26 states. Together with his wife, Peter has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award.

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