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James Cross Giblin
THE AMAZING LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

THE AMAZING LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

This well-documented study of the man who helped shape our government chronicles Franklin's fame as a printer, journalist, author, scientist, and diplomat, as well as lesser-known facts, including his influence in establishing the country's first libraries, universities, and hospitals. It also delves into his strained relationship with his only living son, William, a Loyalist whose traitorous acts against America Franklin could never forgive. Full color and black-and-white illustrations, by Michael Dooling, bring Franklin and his world vividly to life.

The book also includes a timeline, a list of historical sites associated with Franklin, and notes to the reader from both the author and the illustrator.

Ages 8-12
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Resources:
The Complete Autobiography of Ben Franklin

Timeline of Philadelphia's History

Signers of the Constitution and biographies

James Cross GiblinJames Cross Giblin is the author of more than twenty books for young people, many of which have won awards and honors.

THE AMAZING LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN completes a trio of biographies he has written for younger children, all of them illustrated by Michael Dooling; the other two portray George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

A native of Ohio, Mr. Giblin received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He makes his home in New York City.

George Washington : A Picture Book Biography
Ages 5-8
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GEORGE WASHINGTON:
A PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY

A biography of the first President of the United States discusses Washington's childhood, his rise to political prominence, his role as General during the American Revolution, and more.

Thomas Jefferson : A Picture Book Biography

Ages 8-12
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THOMAS JEFFERSON:
PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY

Giblin builds on incidents from Jefferson's life to uncover the shy, quiet nature of the man who would become the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. Important dates in his life are appended, as are quotes from his lectures. A high-quality biography.

[Thomas Jefferson Online Resources at the University of Virginia]