Ben Franklin (Hardcover)

His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

By Alan Schroeder, John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823419500, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

List Price: 16.95*
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Benjamin Franklin devised armonicas and bifocals, helped bring us the Constitution and signed the Declarion of Independence, and even experiment with electricity and invented the Franklin stove. He amassed enough noteworthy acccomplishments to cover the entire alphabet from A to Z. This nontraditional tribute has information about a Founding Father who was as amusing as he was amazing. 

About the Author

Alan Schroeder is the author of acclaimed books such as Ragtime Tumpie, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner, and Minty, an ALA Notable Children's Book and a Time Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. He lives in California.

John O'Brien is a cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is the creator of many children's picture books and the illustrator of many more, including Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? by Teresa Bateman. He lives in New Jersey.