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Children's Fiction Beginner

Franklin and the Tin Flute

adapted by Sharon Jennings, Sasha McIntyre, Céleste Gagnon, Robert Penman & Laura Vegys

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2005
Beginner, Media Tie-In, Turtles
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2005
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2005
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
  • Reading age: 6 to 7


When Franklin trades an old tin flute he found in the basement for a marble, he discovers that the flute was never his to trade.

This Level 2 first reader contains longer stories, varied sentences, increased vocabulary, more difficult visual clues and some repetition.

About the authors

Sharon Jennings has been published for 27 years. She is the author of over 70 books for young people – board books, picture books, reluctant reads, novels – many of which have been nominated for numerous awards and even won a few! Her middle grade novel Home Free was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the TD Award. Her latest books are Connecting Dots, a completely true work of fiction about a girl’s terrible, horrible life, and The Warning, a completely true collection of stories about the supernatural. Sharon is very involved with her community, serving as a Board Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and is a three term President of The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).

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Sasha McIntyre's profile page

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C'mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

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Librarian Reviews

Franklin and the Tin Flute (Kids Can Read Level 2)

Oh, no! Franklin trades an old tin flute for a marble, then discovers it belonged to his grandpa. For children who have some reading skills, but may need a little help.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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