Benjamin Franklin by Kathleen Krull audiobook

Benjamin Franklin

By Kathleen Krull
Read by Tavia Gilbert

Blackstone Publishing 9780670012879

The Giants of Science Series: Book 7

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Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America’s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a lightning storm. What Kathleen Krull sets out to do in this very different biography is show Ben Franklin as the “natural philosopher” (the term for scientists back in the 1700s), whose experiments led to important discoveries about the nature of electricity—including his famous demonstration that electricity and lightning were one and the same. As always, this much-lauded series presents a true Giant of Science in a juicily anecdotal way. This is social history at its best … who knew that Franklin became such a megastar that Paris shops sold Ben dolls, Ben ashtrays, and even Ben wallpaper? Witty and engaging, this is a worthy addition to the Giants of Science series.

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Summary

Summary

Sure, almost all kids know Benjamin Franklin as one of America’s Founding Fathers, a man with a hand in both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. And they may even have some vague idea that he once flew a kite during a lightning storm. What Kathleen Krull sets out to do in this very different biography is show Ben Franklin as the “natural philosopher” (the term for scientists back in the 1700s), whose experiments led to important discoveries about the nature of electricity—including his famous demonstration that electricity and lightning were one and the same.

As always, this much-lauded series presents a true Giant of Science in a juicily anecdotal way. This is social history at its best … who knew that Franklin became such a megastar that Paris shops sold Ben dolls, Ben ashtrays, and even Ben wallpaper?

Witty and engaging, this is a worthy addition to the Giants of Science series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Both engaging and accessible to young audiences.” School Library Journal (starred review) on Albert Einstein
“Another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Marie Curie
“Krull’s forte is to connect what readers know with what they are learning.” School Library Journal
“Krull explains the many ways that Franklin was the American manifestation of the European Enlightenment, putting his discoveries in clear historical context.” Booklist
“An illuminating, humanizing portrait…An excellent resource.” Booklist (starred review) on Charles Darwin
“A lucid and thoughtful examination of Freud’s life work and legacy.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Sigmund Freud

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Krull

Author Bio: Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull is a multi-award-winning children’s book author. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and worked for four companies as a children’s book editor. While on the job, she wrote mysteries in the Trixie Belden series and other books. She then began working at home, writing her own books and getting the chance to explore subjects she’s passionate about, including history, music, and extraordinary people. Awards for her body of work include the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, Leo Politi Golden Author Award, Lucia Russell Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award, California Reading Association’s Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award for promoting social justice thru books 2016, and the International Literary Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 1.99
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English