No one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a soapmaker, candle dipper, and printer to a postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than anyone, helped to create. Acclaimed children's author-illustrator Cheryl Harness through her true-to-life paintings and storytelling-style narrative, along with a generous sampling of Franklin's own words, lets you walk in his shoes as you discover just how truly remarkable Benjamin Franklin was. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.