Cover image for Franklin's neighborhood
Franklin's neighborhood
Bourgeois, Paulette.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Buffalo : Kids Can Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Written by Sharon Jennings and story based on the characters created by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark ; illustrated by Brenda Clark.
Reading Level:
380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 32132.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 2 Quiz: 15351 Guided reading level: K.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PIC.BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Franklin learns the value of the people and places in his neighborhood in this Franklin Classic Storybook.

Author Notes

Paulette Bourgeois was born July 20, 1951 in Winnepeg , Canada. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 with a B.Sc. and worked briefly as an occupational therapist before returning to Carleton University to study journalism. She has worked in television and print before writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark.

Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklinthe Turtle books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. Her book, 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).

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

K-Gr 1-Although he can count to 10 and say the whole alphabet without stopping, Franklin faces his greatest academic challenge yet: to draw a picture of his favorite thing in the entire neighborhood. Should it be the library? The ice-cream store? The fire station? The possibilities are endless for this young turtle, who relishes all aspects of life in his sunny and bustling neighborhood. His ingenious solution of drawing all of his neighbors will leave youngsters surprisingly pleased. Clark's charming cartoon illustrations will appeal to children just discovering the world around them. A fine read-aloud to introduce the varied elements of a community.-Selene S. Vasquez, Orange Brook Elementary School, Hollywood, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.