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****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 Lincolns
Amelia Lost
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh
The Enigma Girls
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Oh No!

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