The Resource The amazing Mr. Franklin, or, The boy who read everything, [Ruth Ashby], (electronic resource)

The amazing Mr. Franklin, or, The boy who read everything, [Ruth Ashby], (electronic resource)

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The amazing Mr. Franklin, or, The boy who read everything
Title
The amazing Mr. Franklin, or, The boy who read everything
Statement of responsibility
[Ruth Ashby]
Title variation
Boy who read everything
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Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin was an important statesman, inventor, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. But did you know he started the first library in America for the public good? Ben Franklin was always a "bookish" boy. He was born in 1706, the seventh of ten children of a candlemaker. The first book he read was the Bible at age five, and then every printed word in his father's small home library. Ben wanted to read more, but books were expensive. He wanted to go to school and learn more, but his family needed him to work. Ben Franklin had lots of ideas about how to turn his love of reading and learning into something more. First he worked as a printer's apprentice, then he set up his own printing business. Later he became the first bookseller in Philadelphia, started a newspaper, published Poor Richard's Almanac, and in 1731, with the help of his friends, organized the first subscription lending library, the Library Company. Ruth Ashby's fast-paced biography takes young readers through Franklin's life from his spirited, rebellious youth through his successful career as an inventor and politician and finally to the last years of his life surrounded by his personal collection of books. Ashby demonstrates how Franklin's love of books and desire for knowledge was the foundation of all his great accomplishments
Summary
Introduces the life of inventor, statesman, and founding father Benjamin Franklin, whose love of books led him to establish the first public library in the American colonies
Biography type
individual biography
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234223
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Ashby, Ruth
Dewey number
973.3/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The amazing Mr. Franklin, or, The boy who read everything, [Ruth Ashby], (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11353348
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781561457441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11353348
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The amazing Mr. Franklin, or, The boy who read everything, [Ruth Ashby], (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11353348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781561457441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11353348
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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