William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania
illustrated by Ronald Himler

Holiday House
Ages 8-11, Hardcover, $16.95
ISBN-10: 0-8234-1439-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8234-1439-0
An older picture book biography of the famous Quaker who founded Pennsylvania but spent much of his life in jail for the principles of tolerance he held dear. 

“In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. . . The text is highly event-oriented and packed with information. . .” Kirkus Reviews 

Bank Street College of Education “Best Books 2001” 

Convinced by my friend Ellen Mager, owner of Booktenders Secret Garden Children’s Bookstore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, that there had to be a book about William Penn for middle grade readers, how could I not write one?


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