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The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

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The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

by James C. Giblin

$7.99

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To help out with the family, he was put to work when he was 10 years old in his father's candle and soap-making shop. Ben hated making soap and candles.
 

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Benjamin Franklin was one of seventeen children, and the youngest of 10 sons. To help out with the family, he was put to work when he was 10 years old in his father's candle and soap-making shop. Ben hated making soap and candles. Since he was smart and a good speller and he loved to read, he later went to work in his brother's print shop as an apprentice. He read book after book, and soon began to write himself. By 18, he moved to Philadelphia where he eventually openend his own print shop. By age 28 he published "Poor Richard's Almanac," a best seller in Colonial America. 48 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780439810654
Author James C. Giblin
Age Group 8-11
Book Type paperback

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