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Ben Franklin and His First Kite [Paperback]

Item : Ben Franklin and His First Kite [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Krensky, Stephen
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0689849842
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780689849848
Publisher Publisher : Simon Spotlight
Pages Pages : 32
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100050800

Learn all about the childhood of one of America's founding fathers in this nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

Ten-year-old Ben Franklin finds working in his father's candle shop boring—he'd much rather be doing experiments. He can't wait to try out his latest idea. With nothing but a simple kite, can Ben get across the pond—without swimming a single stroke?A Reading Group Guide for

Childhood of Famous Americans
Ready-to-Read

Books include:

1.Helen Keller and the Big Storm
by Patricia Lakin, illustrated by Diana Magnuson

2.Ben Franklin and His First Kite
by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Bert Dodson

3.Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig
by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Gershom Griffith

4.Betsy Ross and the Silver Thimble
by Stephanie Greene, illustrated by Diana Magnuson

About the Books

A beloved series, now adapted for beginning readers!

First introduced in 1932, the Childhood of Famous Americans series has grown to include biographies of more than fifty subjects. Generations of children look to the familiar blue COFA covers for entertaining, accessible stories about important figures in our country's history. Books in the series feature men and women of achievement, drawn from many races and a variety of backgrounds, who personify the rich diversity of our nation's cultural and historical heritage. Now, Ready-to-Read Childhood of Famous Americans present single episodes from the lives of the most popular COFA subjects for the enjoyment of beginning readers. Lively and inspirational, these books sweep today’s young readers right into the past.

Discussion Topics

1. Confidence and believing in yourself are key themes for all of the stories in the series. As you read the stories, think about how the famous Americans had to believe in themselves in order to accomplish what thel.

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