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Dennis B. Fradin

Author of Who Was Ben Franklin?

258 Works 8,698 Members 105 Reviews

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Series

Works by Dennis B. Fradin

Who Was Ben Franklin? (2002) 1,194 copies
Who Was Sacagawea? (2002) 1,099 copies
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? (2003) 977 copies
Astronomy (New True Books) (1983) 43 copies
Olympics (New True Books) (1983) 30 copies
Explorers (New True Books) (1984) 25 copies
Pioneers (New True Books) (1979) 24 copies
Montana (1992) 21 copies
Ohio in Words and Pictures (1977) 17 copies
Texas in Words and Pictures (1981) 17 copies
Is There Life on Mars? (1999) 14 copies
Farming (New True Books) (1983) 13 copies
Ethiopia (1988) 12 copies
South Dakota (1995) 12 copies
Iowa in Words and Pictures (1980) 10 copies
Bad Luck Tony (1978) 10 copies
Maria Sanz de Sautuola (2007) 9 copies
Disaster! Tornadoes (1982) 7 copies
Disaster! Earthquakes (1982) 7 copies
Disaster! Fires (1982) 6 copies
Disaster! Floods (1900) 6 copies
Cave Painter (Early Man) (1978) 4 copies
Radiation (1987) 4 copies
Heredity (1987) 4 copies
Disaster! Droughts (1983) 3 copies
Disaster! Famines (1986) 3 copies
Movies (New True Books) (1983) 3 copies
Explorers (1984) 2 copies
Our America (1991) 2 copies
Earning (Money Smart) (2011) 2 copies
Disaster! Tornadoes (1982) 1 copy
Nuclear Energy (1987) 1 copy
The Alamo (2007) 1 copy
Radiation (1987) 1 copy

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Legal name
Fradin, Dennis Brindell
Birthdate
1945-12-20
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Relationships
Fradin, Judith (wife)

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Reviews

The author uses a neutral voice to describe the extrodinary life of activism of one of America’s leading advocates of the poor. It is a very inspiring book, an easy read, and I would highly recommend it. Tragically it is out of print.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 1 other review | Jan 13, 2024 |
This one educates about the Fugitive Slave Act, while showing the power of coming together with others to stand up for what's right.
 
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sloth852 | 10 other reviews | Jan 2, 2024 |
The School Library Journal lists this title for Grades 3-6. The writing style is narrative and easy to understand. However the text itself is is printed against the textured background of the painted illustrations, which make it more difficult to read, especially on the darker pages. The back matter includes an author's note that also lists some of his sources. The illustrations are oil paintings which look like a product of the age and include a few diagrams to further illustrate the scientific ideas mentioned in the text. This is the only picture book biography of Copernicus that I am aware of and it does a good job of introducing his life and ideas.… (more)
 
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buddingnaturalist | 2 other reviews | Dec 6, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 4-8
Awards: none for this particular book; however, Fradin did win an ABC Choice reward and an IRA Teacher's Choice Award for his contributions to Children's nonfiction.
 
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Mathews_mallory | 9 other reviews | Nov 26, 2023 |

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Statistics

Works
258
Members
8,698
Popularity
#2,756
Rating
4.1
Reviews
105
ISBNs
549
Languages
1

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