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Franklin in the Dark

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brenda Clark

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This larger-format special collectible edition of the first Franklin book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world's most beloved turtle. Includes never-before-seen archival material and personal letters from the author and illustrator that offers a fun behind-the-scenes peek at this Canadian classic. A perfect gift for long-time fans and a new generation of readers alike.

In the Franklin Classic Storybook that started it all, poor little Franklin has one of the most common childhood afflictions --- he is afraid of the dark. This is particularly distressing for Franklin as he happens to be a turtle, and the darkness he fears is, of course, inside his own shell. Bravely, with shell in tow, he sets forth to seek help and in the course of his travels discovers a bird who is afraid of heights, a polar bear who is afraid of the cold, and even a hydrophobic duck. In the end, Franklin discovers that everybody is afraid of something, even his own mother, and his response to what he has learned is guaranteed to draw a smile.

About the Authors
Paulette Bourgeois is a former occupational therapist and journalist, and a writer of award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. She is best known as the co-creator of Franklin the Turtle. Bourgeois is a member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Toronto.
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Paulette Bourgeois is a former occupational therapist and journalist, and a writer of award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. She is best known as the co-creator of Franklin the Turtle. Bourgeois is a member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Brenda Clark is best known as the illustrator of the original Franklin the Turtle series written by Paulette Bourgeois. Other popular titles she has illustrated include Sadie and the Snowman, Big Sarah's Little Boots, and the award winning, Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens , Canadian Children's Book Centre

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Franklin in the Dark: 25th Anniversary Edition

In this classic Franklin storybook that started it all Franklin discovers that everyone is a little afraid of something. This larger-format special collectible edition includes never-before-seen archival material and personal letters from the author and illustrator. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world’s most beloved turtle, this book will make a perfect gift for Franklin fans. Originally published in 1985, by Kids Can Press (Our Choice 1986/1987).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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