The Life of Benjamin Franklin: An American Original

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Macmillan, Mar 7, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
The biography of one of America's most important historical figures

Benjamin Franklin is known as a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and patriot. Franklin helped write the Declaration of Independence, served as a general in the French-Indian War, and held many other luminary positions. In elegant prose and vibrant pictures, Yona Zeldis McDonough and her mother, renowned folk artist Malcah Zeldis, collaborate on the biography of one of America's founding fathers.

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Bright folk-art-inspired illustrations accompany a lucid account of the great man's life. The straight narrative is a little wordier than most picture-book biographies, which allows for an impressive ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Yona Zeldis McDonough and her mother, Malcah Zeldis, have collaborated on several children's books, including Anne Frank. They live in Brooklyn and New York City, respectively.

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