Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words: How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends by Franklin, Benjamin

Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words: How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends

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Discover history through the eyes of one of the smartest, funniest, and coolest figures from America's past. This book presents 50 of Benjamin Franklin's famous "wise words" from Poor Richard's Almanack, his personal letters, and other writings, with sage advice on everything from good citizenship and manners to friendship and being happy. Sayings are paired with hilarious illustrations and witty translations for modern audiences. It's a great go-to for inspirational and innovative ways to practice mindfulness, industriousness, and self-improvement.

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Published: 01/24/2017
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781426326998
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/14/2016
School Library Journal 12/01/2016 pg. 132
Booklist 12/01/2016 pg. 40
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2017 pg. 208 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw

About the Author
Award-winning author K. M. KOSTYAL has written nearly 20 books on history, music, world cultures, and wars. Her most recent works for National Geographic include Founding Fathers: The Fight for Freedom and the Birth of American Liberty; George Washington's Rules to Live By; Christmas in Williamsburg; Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan; and Great Migrations, the companion book to the National Geographic Channel's acclaimed series on animal migration.