With the alphabet as your guide, explore the life of a revolutionary American in this book by author Laura Crawford. History comes to life as readers are introduced to the many accomplishments of one of our nation's most influential figures-Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was a printer, author, inventor, musician, scientist, and politician. His life serves as a reminder that through hard work and zeal, today's children can be anything they dream to be!
From B for his birth in Boston in 1706 to Q for his wise quotes in Poor Richard's Almanack, readers will learn a great deal about this American hero. Discover Franklin's impact on our country from his influence on the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the printing of the Pennsylvania Gazette to electricity and bifocals. Franklin even helped build our nation's first hospital!
Get your odometers out to track just how far this academic adventure takes you. In addition to the text that highlights Franklin's achievements, this book sets the stage for the visionary's story with beautiful illustrations and a timeline of his life.
Laura Crawford, an elementary school teacher since 1992, earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in reading at Northern Illinois University. Inspired by her students' fascination with United States history, Crawford is also the author of Pelican's The American Revolution from A to Z and The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z. She resides in Geneva, Illinois, where she is a network representative for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and a member of the Illinois Reading Council.
Judith Hierstein believes that pictures should begin where the written word ends. A retired high school graphic and media arts teacher, she has illustrated several children's books for Pelican including the Toby Belfer Series and The American Revolution from A to Z, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House, Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain, The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z, Voices of the Dust Bowl, and Voices of Gettysburg. Hierstein lives in Tucson, Arizona.show more