Ben Franklin

Inventing America

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

A classic biography of Benjamin Franklin for young readers in a new, illustrated edition. Benjamin Franklin was a true American original—an accomplished scientist, athlete, inventor, writer, statesman, diplomat, printer, and philosopher. This classic biography by eminent historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Fleming paints a lively portrait of Franklin, a self-made man blessed with talent and immense curiosity about the world around him. With charm, humor, and a keen understanding of human nature, Franklin guided the American colonies to independence and nationhood. His remarkable career will inspire readers of all ages.

Kids will learn about the lives of famous historical figures and famous events in history through compelling stories paired with fresh illustrated images, timelines, and fact boxes. The theme of “American Leaders” connects these debut titles, where the lives of some of the greatest American heroes are recounted.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group USA
Imprint Voyageur Press — Quarto Library
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007020, JNF038100, JNF025190
Dewey 900
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1140
ATOS Reading Level 8.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 127289
Accelerated Reader® Points 7.0
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Author: Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is an eminent historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author of more than 40 books. He is the only author ever to have won main selections for the Book-of-the-Month Club in both fiction and nonfiction categories.