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Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

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Ben Franklin's Almanac

Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481417991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9820

"What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first willow trees in America. Modeled on his own Poor Richard's Almanack, this unique scrapbook captures Franklin's countless accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, cartoon and etching mesh to create a fascinating portrait of this most fascinating man. Anyone interested in the birth of American democracy...or curious about the rise of the U.S. postal system...or wondering how paper money came to be...or wanting to know how Ben Franklin was part of it all, is sure to pore over Ben Franklin's Almanac.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs

Page: 62

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Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: The Old Farmer's Almanac, Editors

Publisher: Yankee Books

ISBN: 9780899093895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Ben Is Back! Ben Franklin's inventiveness made him the greatest American genius of them all. Now, the spirit of Ben meets the challenges of 21st-century living in Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice. With the 1,538 tips in this amazing book, you'll be able to do everything smarter, better, and cheaper-- just like Ben himself! Try these for starters. * Keep eggs fresh twice as long by keeping them in their carton-- not in the refrigerator egg holder-- and stashing them in the lowest part of the fridge. * Make your panty hose last five times longer with a saltwater soak. * Grow your best garden ever-- with toilet paper! * Get your PC screen and keyboard spotless with a used fabric-softener sheet. * Keep ice cream cones from dripping-- even on the hottest days-- by dropping a marshmallow into the bottom of the cone before adding ice cream. * Rub off rust spots on your car's chrome with aluminum foil. * Rid your pets of fleas by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to their food. * Make your plastic containers smell fresh again with the daily news! And look inside for more than 1,000 others! You'll get 365 days' worth of ingenious hints, practical solutions, and delicious recipes, along with a generous portion of Ben's witty maxims, historical tidbits, inventions, and advice. Packed with clever cleaning ideas, kitchen wisdom, smart gardening tips, savvy health hints, easy home-repair advice, weather wisdom, and, of course, money-saving strategies, Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice is a book you'll turn to every day of the year.

Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: Yankee Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780899093888

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 308

A compendium of humor and advice from America's master of the aphorism mixes anecdotes with illustrations in a day-by-day almanac format that includes folk wisdom covering a wide variety of topics.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Including Poor Richard's Almanac, and Familiar Letters

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616405511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1487

Printer, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, scientist, librarian, diplomat, inventor, philosopher, self-aggrandizer, and social wag, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating characters in all of American history-a quality that was not lost on the man himself, as his autobiography makes plain. Avoiding the strife of the American Revolution entirely, Franklin focuses his incisive wit on the culture and society of colonial Philadelphia, weaving a mostly true mythology of humble origins and hard work that created the concepts of "The American Dream" and "the self-made man." This edition includes letters written by Franklin as well as "Poor Richard's Almanac," a popular pamphlet that was continuously reprinted from 1732-1758. Franklin's Autobiography, originally published in French in 1791, and translated into English and published in London in 1793, is considered the great autobiography of life in colonial America.American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother, published the famous "Poor Richard's Almanac," helped found the University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. Franklin's likeness adorns, among other things, the United States hundred-dollar bill.

The Way to Wealth

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maxims

Page: 19

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Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.

Poor Richard's Almanack and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 2785

A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the Letters, Autobiography, and Franklin's Way to Wealth.

Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

Celebrating Nature and Her Rhythms in the City

Author: Eric Utne

Publisher: Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

ISBN: 9780976198918

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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From cities across North America, a reference explores urban flora and fauna, from blooming schedules to a year's worth of weather predictions, with sun, moon, and planet guides and weekly meditations. Original. 80,000 first printing.

What Would Ben Say?

Poorer Richard s America

Author: Tom Blair

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629140678

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 1603

What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today? For decades, Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects—writing as Benjamin Franklin—on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the entrenched powers of special interests have made it nearly impossible for a real leader to lead. Where is a good American to turn? How about to the man who wrote this timeless observation: “A small leak will sink a great ship”? Ben is back! With his signature intelligence and wit (not to mention a good sprinkling of aphorisms both old and new), Benjamin Franklin, through Tom Blair, moves from the national deficit to Wall Street, from health care to marital bliss. The result is electrifying.

Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom!

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 1101934085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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History meets hijinks in this first title in a hilarious new middle grade series for fans of Timmy Failure and The Terrible Two, when Ben Franklin accidentally time travels to a 10-year-old's home in 21st century America! Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin—Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind. From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form. With tons of funny illustrations throughout—plus graphic novel-style sections interspersed—readers will love adventuring alongside this awesome threesome. “What a smart, funny, action-adventure! This is bursting with great heart, fascinating history, and Ben Franklin’s stinky feet. I want more, more, more of this series.” —Jon Scieszka, author of the Frank Einstein series “This book is absolutely electric—inventive, funny, and fascinating! Ben Franklin himself would approve!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series “This story is hilarious and heartfelt. Ben Franklin is the kind of friend any kid would like hanging out with—farts and all!” —Jeffrey Brown, author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal series

Ben Franklin

His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

Author: Alan Schroeder

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780823424351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This tribute to Benjamin Franklin, in an intriguing almanac format, is brimming with humorous cartoons, instructive adages, and a wealth of information about a Founding Father who was as amusing as he was amazing. Perfect in paperback for summer travels!

A Millennium Primer

Timeless Truths and Delightful Diversions

Author: Tim Clark

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780737000504

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 6636

No matter where you live, the average human breath contains the same amount of atoms. No matter when you lived, the various cures for a broken heart were equally ineffective. There's comfort in consistency.

Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781441300591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia

Author: Margaret Cousins

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606020398

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 153

View: 5594

A biography of the American who became known for his work as a printer, author, inventor, and statesman.

Becoming Ben Franklin

How a Candle-maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823423743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 86

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Introduces the life of Benjamin Franklin, detailing how he left home at age seventeen to go to Philadelphia and went on to become an American icon and distinguished statesman, inventor, and scientist.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 287

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Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0307982572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3954

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank Street College of Education. What would you do if you were invited to the princess’s tenth birthday party but didn’t have money for a gift? Well, clever Jack decides to bake the princess a cake. Now he just has to get it to the castle in one piece. What could possibly go wrong? Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas, creators of the bestselling picture book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, have teamed up again to bring us a modern fairy tale starring a determined boy and a story-loving princess with a good sense of humor. While girls will fall for a story featuring a princess’s birthday party, Jack’s adventures with trolls, bears, and gypsies make this the perfect read for young boys as well—and ideal for storytime. From the Hardcover edition.

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0307980219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8460

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart. In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself—plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup)—this unique nonfiction title is tailor-made for middle graders. Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. From the Hardcover edition.

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