These books are without a doubt the definitive and most entertaining biographies of scientists for young readers. Author and artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the scientists’ sketches and notebooks.
At the age of twenty-two, Benjamin Franklin wrote his own epitaph. Scientist, inventor, and statesman, and the only man who would sign the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the treaty with France that helped win the Revolutionary War, and the treaty with England that ended it, wanted to be remembered simply as B. Franklin, printer.Franklin knew that words had enormous power. When he could not write his own words freely, he left his brother’s print shop, moving from Boston to New York at the age of seventeen to strike out on his own. David A. Adler tells of Franklin’s growth into a true renaissance man who helped pull thirteen disjointed colonies into one union — the United States. Franklin’s wit, inventiveness, and courage helped to mold a nation that would later remember him as one of its greatest founding fathers. Interesting facts about Franklin are included along with an index, bibliography, and chronology.
Sixteen-year-old Sabine Durand, daughter of aristocrats, thinks of nothing but donning exquisite ball gowns and being seen at all the right parties in Paris. When she secretly rekindles a forbidden friendship with Michel, he spirits her away to her first salon and she meets the revolutionary Ben Franklin. Fueled by ideas of change, Sabine is determined to take control of her life as it spins toward an arranged marriage to a salacious aristocrat. But how can she break free of her social-climbing mother’s cruel grasp? Perhaps the secret lies in her portrait, recently painted by Fragonard, and her new understanding of love.
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).
Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you’ve met Amos and read his account, you’ll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history-quite the same way.
A biography chronicling all of the major accomplishments and incidents of Benjamin Franklin’s life, along with several minor incidents and anecdotes. Benjamin Franklin was the first American to be well known not only in the colonies but also in Europe. He demanded much respect in his day not only from his fellow Americans but from the French and British too. This book emphasizes his professional and political life over his personal, but there is a chapter devoted to his childhood and also some mention of his wife and children. Young readers might be surprised to discover the numerous and varied accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.