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Title:
Franklin goes to the hospital
Author:
Bourgeois, Paulette.
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Publication Information:
Toronto, ON ; Niagara Falls, NY : Kids Can Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Franklin's shell has cracked, and he needs to be a brave turtle when it's time to go to the hospital.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
390 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 32902.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 21127 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9781550747324
Format :
Book

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Summary

Franklin is every young child's friend. He faces problems that are familiar to three to eight year olds -- such as fear of the dark, going to school and making new friends -- and solves them all by himself.


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)


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-8. Franklin, that turtle with great child appeal, has been sick before, but he has never been to the hospital. In a soccer game, Franklin gets hit in the chest and his doctor discovers his shell has cracked. Dr. Bear explains that she will need to insert a pin to allow the shell to grow properly, and she is gentle in her explanations of what will happen during surgery. Franklin feigns bravery to his friends and parents, but any child will empathize with how he truly feels. This books follows Franklin inside the hospital, including the operating room and introduces him (and young readers) to other hospital staff. The satisfying ending, Clark's brightly-colored illustrations of Franklin and his family, and Franklin's approach to life will comfort children of a broad age range. --Kathy Broderick