Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Like the clever adages from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.
Margaret Cousins was an editor and author of short stories and novels for children. In her career, she worked at Good Housekeeping and McCall’s. She was also senior editor at Doubleday and was fiction and book editor at The Ladies’ Home Journal. Cousins is the author of the Landmark Books Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia and The Story of Thomas Alva Edison. She died in 1996.