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Children's Fiction Media Tie-in

Franklin and the Thunderstorm

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois

illustrated by Brenda Clark

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
Category
Media Tie-In, Values & Virtues, Turtles
  • Audio cassette

    ISBN
    9781550747546
    Publish Date
    Jul 1999
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550744057
    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
    List Price
    $6.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550744033
    Publish Date
    Apr 1998
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554537297
    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
  • Reading age: 3 to 8

Description

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin is afraid of thunderstorms. When a storm approaches while he is playing at Fox's house, a flash of lightning sends Franklin into his shell. He refuses to come out --- even for snacks --- until his friends make him laugh with their tall tales about what causes storms. And when Beaver explains what really causes thunder and lightning, Franklin begins to feel much safer.

About the authors

Paulette Bourgeois est l'auteure des albums mettant en vedette Benjamin la tortue. Traduites dans 38 langues, les aventures de Benjamin se sont vendues à plus de 60 millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde! Benjamin et la Saint-Valentin a remporté la troisième position au palmarès Communication-Jeunesse des livres pour les jeunes.

 

When asked what she hopes children will learn from her books, Paulette Bourgeois explains: "It is most important to look for the wonder in ordinary things." Some of this wonder, and a curious anxiety, spill over into her character Franklin. The world's best-loved turtle overcomes the challenges of the everyday life of a five-year-old in a way that resonates with children. Since 1986, Franklin and Paulette have championed a fear of the dark, boastful fibs, thunderstorms, new friends, museum dinosaurs,...
When Paulette finished writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark, she knew that she would always write stories for children. With each new book, she imagines a child turning the last page and giving a satisfied sigh. Paulette explains: "I want readers to feel connected to my storybook world - to feel, to smell, to touch and to explore the landscapes, both internal and external, that I have created. As I write, I draw on my own experiences and find it easy to remember emotions and situations."
Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklin books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. In her non-fiction writing, she explores another realm of wonders with her young readers. She shares "amazing" information on many topics: from apples to potatoes; from fire fighters to Garbage Collectors; from the moon to the sun! What's next, the universe! The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997).
Currently, Paulette is endeavoring to write longer books for children, and trying to follow the advice she gives to children: "Read, read, read and write, write, write."

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Brenda Clark a illustré plus de 30 albums mettant en vedette Benjamin. La célèbre tortue et ses nombreux amis sont vite devenus populaires dans le monde entier. Brenda habite Port Hope, en Ontario.

 

Brenda Clark has illustrated more than 30 Franklin (Benjamin) titles and numerous activity books for the series. Franklin (Benjamin) and his friends quickly became popular around the world and by 1997 the first animated episode of Franklin (Benjamin) was televised. Brenda helped to launch a series of Franklin spin-off books. She also assisted with approvals for merchandise created from the illustrations. Brenda is still painting and lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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