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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823449453
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $24.99

Becoming Ben Franklin

How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty



In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years later he stepped ashore in nearly the same spot but was greeted by cannons, bells, and a cheering crowd, now a distinguished statesman, renowned author, and world-famous scientist. Freedman's riveting story of how a rebellious apprentice became an American icon comes in an elegantly designed book filled with art and includes a timeline, source notes, bibliography, and index

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823449453
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $24.99

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