"Readers will come away with a profound understanding of this great man's mind, heart, achievements, and. . . sense of fun." -- Starred, Kirkus Reviews
“Joan Dash has a flair for history and technology that serves her well in telling the Franklin story.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Superb.” —San Francisco Chronicle
"Well written." -- VOYA
"Dash delves into considerable detail. . . but her smooth storytelling and Petricic's sassy full-page black-and-white illustrations draw readers steadily along."
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Franklin's long, productive, and interesting life is vividly recounted in a lively manner." --School Library Journal
"Through smart, selective use of Franklin's correspondence, Dash keeps readers close to the thoughts and personalities of the book's historical figures.
Petricic's black-and-white illustrations are a fine complement to the text." --The Horn Book
"Petricic's droll artwork interprets events with a wit that America's first political cartoonist surely would have appreciated." --Booklist
"A fascinating and illuminating book. It charts the journey of one of our nation's founders . . . with creativity, energy, and astonishing detail." --Signal