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Children's Fiction Media Tie-in

Franklin's New Friend

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois

illustrated by Brenda Clark

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2011
Category
Media Tie-In, Turtles, Values & Virtues
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554537730
    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Audio cassette

    ISBN
    9781550747973
    Publish Date
    Jan 2000
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550743630
    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
    List Price
    $5.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550743616
    Publish Date
    Jun 1997
    List Price
    $12.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Franklin has always lived in the same house in the same town, and he's grown up with the same friends. Then new neighbors move in --- the Moose family! At school, Mr. Owl asks Franklin to be Moose's buddy. Initially, Franklin is afraid of Moose because of his size but he soon realizes that despite their differences, he has made a new friend in this Franklin Classic Storybook.

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 est surtout connue comme l’illustratrice de la série originale Benjamin la tortue. Elle a également signé les illustrations des albums Le bonhomme d’Hélène et Les petites bottes de la grande Sarah. Brenda vit à Port Hope, en 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.

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