Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years later he stepped ashore in nearly the same spot but was greeted by cannons, bells, and a cheering crowd, now a distinguished statesman, renowned author, and world-famous scientist. Freedman's riveting story of how a rebellious apprentice became an American icon comes in an elegantly designed book filled with art and includes a timeline, source notes, bibliography, and index.  – from the publisher

96 Pages  ISBN-13:978-0823423743  Ages 10 and up  Grades 5-6

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