****Ben Franklin's Almanac
Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life
by Candace Fleming
Reviewed March 8, 2004.
An Anne Schwartz Book (Atheneum), New York, 2003. 120 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JB FRA).
Candace Fleming patterned her biography of Benjamin Franklin on Ben
Franklin’s own Poor Richard’s Almanac.
Each page is divided
into interesting sections on separate, but related topics. She uses
illustrations taken from the time period, and heavily uses quotations
from Ben himself, as well as his contemporaries.
This book gives the reader a clear impression of the man Ben Franklin
was. You get a feeling for his sense of humor, his industry, his
scientific genius, and the progress of his political ideas as he helped
to establish our country. Having read this book, I know far more
about Ben Franklin than I ever learned in school.
Reviews of other books by Candace Fleming:
The Tide Pool Waits
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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