The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin (Paperback)

By Cheryl Harness

National Geographic Society, 9781426302978, 47pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2008

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Description

No one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a "soapmaker, candle dipper, and printer" to a "postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than anyone, helped to create."

Acclaimed children's author-illustrator Cheryl Harness through her true-to-life paintings and storytelling-style narrative, along with a generous sampling of Franklin's own words, lets you "walk in his shoes" as you discover just how truly remarkable Benjamin Franklin was.

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About the Author

Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 children's books, including several picture book biographies for National Geographic. She has a natural talent for making history fun for kids, injecting the "wow" factor into the lives of America's historical heroes and heroines. Harness has won multiple awards, and now lives in her historic hometown of Independence, Missouri. To learn more, visit cherylharness.com.


Praise For The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

"Those seeking a comprehensive biography for picture-book audiences need look no further than Harness’ The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin (2005), which showcases the talent for creatively distilling famous lives that marked her previous six picture books about great Americans."Starred review, Booklist

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