Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words: How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends (Hardcover)

How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends

By Benjamin Franklin, K. M. Kostyal (Adapted by), Fred Harper (Illustrator)

National Geographic Society, 9781426326998, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

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Description

Discover history through the eyes of one of the smartest, funniest, and coolest figures from America's past. This book presents 50 of Benjamin Franklin's famous "wise words" from Poor Richard's Almanack, his personal letters, and other writings, with sage advice on everything from good citizenship and manners to friendship and being happy. Sayings are paired with hilarious illustrations and witty translations for modern audiences. It's a great go-to for inspirational and innovative ways to practice mindfulness, industriousness, and self-improvement.


About the Author

Award-winning author K. M. KOSTYAL has written nearly 20 books on history, music, world cultures, and wars. Her most recent works for National Geographic include Founding Fathers: The Fight for Freedom and the Birth of American Liberty; George Washington's Rules to Live By; Christmas in Williamsburg; Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan; and Great Migrations, the companion book to the National Geographic Channel's acclaimed series on animal migration.
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