For Sam Adams, it is his refusal to learn to ride a horse, for Columbus, his terrible sense of direction and tendency to stumble upon good fortune, and for King George, his blind paternalism toward the colonists, even when they have made very clear their disdain for him.
Luke and I plowed through this short book in one night. There are too few genuinely interesting and readable biographies for this age group! It might be the shortest Battle book ever. Read this for Battle of the Books. Other Editions 10.
Jan 17, 2013 Babymouse rated it it was amazing. Politics N.
Last edited by ImportBot. It attempts to connect young readers to the life of Ben Franklin without overwhelming them with an overload of historical information. I am trying to balance my fictional readings with nonfiction. This story included so many interesting facts and stories about his life that even I was learning as I read along!
The illustrations are simple, sometimes humorous, drawings. For a reader like me who reads books mainly for their characters, I found this approach refreshing and endearing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We had several important non-fiction conversations around the book. After living in China for 13 years, Fritz and her family moved back to the United States.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Rating details. Franklin was and assist in lightening obscure material.
Hence the 3 stars. You learn about Benjamin's family, for instance; his father I enjoyed this biography on Benjamin Franklin. Very well written children's book.
Written in English.