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Children's Fiction Beginner

Franklin's Soapbox Derby

adapted by Sharon Jennings, Sasha McIntyre, Jelena Sisic & Sean Jeffrey

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2006
Category
Beginner, Turtles
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553378198
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $5.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553378181
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Franklin and Bear whip up their own soapbox car and get set to win the big race. But on race day the friends realize that they should have gotten some help building the car.

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.

Jelena Sisic'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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Editorial Reviews

This Level 2 “Kids Can Read” with Help Franklin book is meant for students who have some reading skills but may still need help. Although the story is thirty-two pages long with some conversation, varied sentences and increased vocabulary, it is still full of repetition and visual clues which will help beginning readers ... .The illustrations are very well done ... [and] add not only visual appeal but also important information to the text.—CM Magazine

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