Contact "Ben Franklin For Beginners" author/artist Tim Ogline to visit your school, library, or group function at 215-431-3086 or email@example.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."