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Paulette Bourgeois

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."

Books by Paulette Bourgeois

Li Jun and the Iron Road

by (author) Anne Tait
with Paulette Bourgeois

Franklin's Valentines

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Finders Keepers for Franklin

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin in the Dark

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Benjamin - Les classiques : Benjamin va à l'école

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Vite, vite, Benjamin!

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Is Bossy

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Halloween

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's New Friend

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Fibs

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin and the Thunderstorm

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Is Lost

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Says I Love You

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Bad Day

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Dirt on Dirt, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Martha Newbigging

The Dirt on Dirt

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Martha Newbigging

The Jumbo Book of Space

by (author) Cynthia Pratt Nicolson & Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Bill Slavin

Franklin: Celebrating 20 Years

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois & Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Changes In You and Me

A Book About Puberty Mostly for Boys

by (author) Kim Marty & Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Louise Phillips

Firefighters

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Garbage Collectors

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Police Officers

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Oma's Quilt

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

Benjamin est trop curieux

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Family Treasury

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Changes In You & Me

A Book About Puberty Mostly For Girls

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois & Martin Wolfish Dr.
illustrated by Louise Phillips

Franklin's Holiday Treasury

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

De la visite pour Benjamin

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Classic Treasury, Volume II

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Thanksgiving

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's School Treasury

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin and Harriet

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Special Blanket

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Helps Out

adapted by Paulette Bourgeois, Mark Koren, Jelena Sisic & Sean Jeffrey

Franklin's First Day at School

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Pet Problem

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Friendship Treasury

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Baby Sister

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Fire Fighters

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Franklin Goes to the Hospital

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Classic Treasury, Volume I

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Class Trip

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Christmas Gift

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Valentine Cards

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Secret Club

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Rides a Bike

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Goes to Day Camp

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Benjamin fête l'Halloween

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Sun, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Bill Slavin

Moon, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Bill Slavin

Franklin Has a Sleepover

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin Goes to School

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin's Blanket

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Franklin and Me

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

C'est Benjamin qui mène!

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Postal Workers

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Canadian Police Officers

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Canadian Postal Workers

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Amazing Potato Book, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Linda Hendry

Canadian Fire Fighters

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Canadian Garbage Collectors

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Kim Lafave

Amazing Dirt Book, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Craig Terlson

Too Many Chickens

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Bill Slavin

Grandma's Secret

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

Amazing Paper Book, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Linda Hendry

Big Sarah's Little Boots

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark

Amazing Apple Book, The

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Linda Hendry

Big Sarah's Little Boots (LK)

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois
illustrated by Brenda Clark