“If you would not be forgotten,
as soon as you’re dead and rotten,
either write things worth reading,
or do things worth t...
Who was Benjamin Franklin?
Printer
Writer
Humorist
Publisher
Postmaster
Scientist
Inventor
Politician
Diplomat
Ben and Beginnings
Born: January 17, 1706
Parents: Josiah & Abiah Franklin
Fifteenth of Seventeen Children
Hometown: Bosto...
Pen & Press
The New England Courier
The Nature & Necessity of Paper Currency
The Pennsylvania Gazette
Poor Richard’s Alman...
The Quotable Ben Franklin
“Early to bed and early to rise
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
“Tell me and I forget. ...
The Quotable Ben Franklin
“Never trust quotes on the Internet.”
Innovator and Inventor
Swim Fins
Pennsylvania Fireplace
Battery
Lightning Rod
Glass Armonica
Phonetic Alphabet
Charted the...
Public Citizen
Junto
Library Company of Philadelphia
Union Fire Company
American Philosophical Society
Associators for Cit...
Turning Point
Stamp Act
London
Stamp Act
Boston Massacre
The Hutchinson Letters
Boston Tea Party
Into the Cockpit
Intolera...
Founder and Framer
Albany Plan of Union
Declaration of Independence
Treaties of Amity and Commerce
Treaty of Paris
Constit...
The Franklin Family
Wife: Deborah Read Rogers Franklin
Son: William Franklin
Son: Francis Folger Franklin
Daughter: Sarah ...
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Contact "Ben Franklin For Beginners" author/artist Tim Ogline to visit your school, library, or group function at 215-431-3086 or contact@timogline.com.

FROM THE BACK COVER
Benjamin Franklin narrated, and lived, the Great American Success Story. As America’s prototypical polymath, he excelled at – and even defined – a number of professions including printer, writer, postmaster, scientist, inventor, public citizen, politician, and diplomat.

He was a cornerstone in the foundation of the United States. He discovered practicable uses for electricity. He was America’s first great satirist. He founded the University of Pennsylvania. He invented bifocals. He was a legendary ladies’ man. He was all of these things... and he was so much more.

ABOUT TIM E. OGLINE
Tim Ogline's award-winning illustration work has been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Wall Street Journal, and the Utne Reader among others. Ogline's design practice has served Pennsylvania Governor (and former Philadelphia Mayor) Ed Rendell, SmithKline Beecham, the White House, the National Governors Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, and many more. Tim is also an educator as well, teaching in the Illustration and Graphic Design Departments at Moore College of Art & Design and previously at Temple University's Tyler School of Art... You can learn more about Tim in his bio and CV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/timogline

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOSEPH J. ELLIS SAYS OF BEN FRANKLIN FOR BEGINNERS:
"As the song says, most American youngsters 'don't know much about history.' Indeed there is an epidemic of historical illiteracy out there in our public schools fully as troubling as the more publicized deficiencies in math and science. Tim Ogline's beguiling book on Ben Franklin represents a kind of verbal vaccine that will address this national illness, giving us a Franklin that kids will find accessible and, as they would say, 'awesome,' while mature scholars will attest is the genuine article."
— Joseph J. Ellis, Author of Founding Brothers

GEEKADELPHIA.COM HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT BEN FRANKLIN FOR BEGINNERS:
"Ogline’s approach to a young adult-biography hybrid is nothing short of totally brilliant. Ogline explores nearly every facet of Ben Franklin from 'Humorist and Hoaxster' to 'Founder and Framer' all of which read as seamlessly as a fiction narrative. Each page of Ben Franklin For Beginners is adorned with a delightful cast of caricatures, sketches and cartoons of our founding geek. Each illustration succeeds at keeping the reader highly engaged without losing sight of what’s important: learning something."

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  • Birthdate: January 17, 1706 (originally Jan 6, 1706 until the calendar system changed to the Gregorian calendar in 1752)Died: April 17, 1790Arrived in PHL: 1723 (aged 17 years, hadrunawayfrom Boston)
  • Publications and Periodicals published by Ben Franklin:The New England Courier (1721-1723)The Nature & Necessity of Paper Currency (1729)The Pennsylvania Gazette (1729-1800) Poor Richard’s Almanack (1733-1758) The General Magazine (1741) Plain Truth (1747) Proposals Relating to Education (1749) Experiments & Observations of Electricity (1751) First American Political Cartoon (1754) The Way to Wealth (1758) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791)
  • Ben Franklin is famous for a lot of pithy quotes that are still commonly repeated today. Interestingly enough, these quotes were mostly intended as space fillers on pages within “Poor Richard’s Almanack” where there were blank spaces.
  • This is also a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin… in fact he just tweeted this one this morning.
  • Inventions by Ben Franklin:Swim fins (1717) Pennsylvania Fireplace (1744) Battery (between 1745-1751) Lightning Rod (1750) Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America (1751) Glass Armonica (1762) Charted the Gulf Stream (1769-1770)Bifocals (1784) Long Arm (1786)
  • Junto (1727)Library Company of Philadelphia (1731)UnionFireCompany (1736)American PhilosophicalSociety (1743)Associatorsfor City & Liberties of Philadelphia (1747)University of Pennsylvania (1749)Pennsylvania Hospital (1751)PhiladelphiaContributionshipfortheInsurance of HousesfromLossByFire (1752)
  • Resided in London (1752-1756, 1765-1775)Stamp Act (1765)Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770)The Hutchinson Letters (1773)Boston Tea Party (Dec 16, 1773)Into the Cockpit (Jan 29, 1774)Intolerable Acts (1774)Lexington & Concord (April 19, 1775)
  • Franklin was a party to and signatory to these founding documents:Albany Plan of Union (1754)Declaration of Independence (1776)Treaties of Amity and Commerce (1778)Treaty of Paris (1783)Constitution (1787)
  • Deborah Read Rogers Franklin d. 1774 age 66 (Franklin was overseas for 10 years when Debbie succumbed to a stroke)William Franklin (1731-1813)Francis Folger Franklin (1732-1736)Sarah Franklin Bache (1743-1808)
  • Ben Franklin For Beginners - Book Talk Presentation

    1. 1. “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you’re dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 BEN FRANKLIN FOR BEGINNERS Written and illustrated by Tim E. Ogline. Published by For Beginners, 1 October 2013. Distributed by Random House.
    2. 2. Who was Benjamin Franklin? Printer Writer Humorist Publisher Postmaster Scientist Inventor Politician Diplomat
    3. 3. Ben and Beginnings Born: January 17, 1706 Parents: Josiah & Abiah Franklin Fifteenth of Seventeen Children Hometown: Boston, MA Arrival in Philadelphia: 1723
    4. 4. Pen & Press The New England Courier The Nature & Necessity of Paper Currency The Pennsylvania Gazette Poor Richard’s Almanack The General Magazine Plain Truth Proposals Relating to Education Experiments & Observations of Electricity First American Political Cartoon The Way to Wealth The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
    5. 5. The Quotable Ben Franklin “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” “God helps them that helps themselves.” “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” “Keep the eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards.”
    6. 6. The Quotable Ben Franklin “Never trust quotes on the Internet.”
    7. 7. Innovator and Inventor Swim Fins Pennsylvania Fireplace Battery Lightning Rod Glass Armonica Phonetic Alphabet Charted the Gulf Stream Long Arm Bifocals
    8. 8. Public Citizen Junto Library Company of Philadelphia Union Fire Company American Philosophical Society Associators for City of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia Contributionship
    9. 9. Turning Point Stamp Act London Stamp Act Boston Massacre The Hutchinson Letters Boston Tea Party Into the Cockpit Intolerable Acts Lexington & Concord
    10. 10. Founder and Framer Albany Plan of Union Declaration of Independence Treaties of Amity and Commerce Treaty of Paris Constitution
    11. 11. The Franklin Family Wife: Deborah Read Rogers Franklin Son: William Franklin Son: Francis Folger Franklin Daughter: Sarah Franklin Bache

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