The Amazing Mr. Franklin: Or the Boy Who Read Everything

Written by Ruth Ashby and Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

Did you know Benjamin Franklin started the first public library in America? First he worked as a printer’s apprentice, then he set up his own printing business. Later, he became the first bookseller in Philadelphia, started a newspaper, published Poor Richard’s Almanac, and in 1731, with the help of his friends, organized the first subscription lending library, the Library Company. A fast-paced biography, this book takes young readers through Franklin’s life from his spirited, rebellious youth through his successful career as an inventor and politician and finally to the last years of his life, surrounded by his personal collection of books.

Age Range 7 - 10 years
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Peachtree Publishing Company
Grade Level 3rd - 4th