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Ben Franklin For Beginners
Tim Ogline
ISBN: 9781934389485
Book (Paperback)
For Beginners
6 x 9
160 pages
B&W Illustrations throughout
October 1, 2013


"Tim Ogline has rendered a portrait of Philadelphia's First Citizen with witty illustrations and accessible prose, drawing Benjamin Franklin into a person we can get to know ever better and showing us a fresh look at a man of many great talents and even greater accomplishments. Philadelphia is justifiably proud of our favorite son and Ogline has provided a view of our favorite founder (exposing some things we thought we knew, and new insights that shed even more light) in a manner that appeals to young people as well as readers of all ages." —Sam Katz, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, Executive Producer at History Making Productions

“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 FranklinBenjamin Franklin narrated and lived the Great American Success Story. As America’s prototypical polymath, the excelled—and even defined—a number of professions including printer, writer, postmaster, scientists, 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 was so much more.

Ben Franklin For Beginners, written and illustrated by Tim E. Ogline, opens the book on Benjamin Franklin and tells the story of his life and times with wry wit and whimsical drawings.

Tim E. Ogline, Principal of Ogline Design in Greater Philadelphia, is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, Utne Reader, Institutional Investor, and Philadelphia Style among others. Tim is also a Contributing Editor (and former Art Director) of the Wild River Review (an online literary and arts journal). Ogline has also been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University’s prestigious Tyler School of Art.
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