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Franklin in the Dark: 25th Anniversary Edition [Hardcover]

Paulette Bourgeois , Brenda Clark
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Feb. 1 2011 Franklin (Kids Can Hardcover)
This larger-format special collectible edition of the first Franklin book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world's most beloved turtle.?Includes never-before-seen archival material? and personal letters from the author and illustrator that offers a fun behind-the-scenes peek at this Canadian classic.A perfect gift for long-time fans and a new generation of readers alike. In the Franklin Classic Storybook that started it all, poor little Franklin has one of the most common childhood afflictions -- he is afraid of the dark. This is particularly distressing for Franklin as he happens to be a turtle, and the darkness he fears is, of course, inside his own shell. Bravely, with shell in tow, he sets forth to seek help and in the course of his travels discovers a bird who is afraid of heights, a polar bear who is afraid of the cold, and even a hydrophobic duck. In the end, Franklin discovers that everybody is afraid of something, even his own mother, and his response to what he has learned is guaranteed to draw a smile.

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About the Author

Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, 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.

From the Canadian Children's Book Centre

In this classic Franklin storybook that started it all Franklin discovers that everyone is a little afraid of something. This larger-format special collectible edition includes never-before-seen archival material and personal letters from the author and illustrator. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world’s most beloved turtle, this book will make a perfect gift for Franklin fans. Originally published in 1985, by Kids Can Press (Our Choice 1986/1987).

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Format:Paperback
I enjoyed this book myself (a 40-yr-old with no children), and had my 7-yr-old nephew read it to me when he visited. He found it easy enough to read and understand at the same time, but with just enough challenge. Franklin is a delightful turtle who faces everyday things, like being afraid of small, dark places. As he looks for help, he discovers that other friends have fears of everyday things as well. Very sensitively written, humor appropriate for 4- to 8-year-olds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm scared Jan. 24 2002
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Format:Paperback
Franklin is afraid of sleeping in his shell at night. This is every kid's problem being afraid of the dark. So Franklin goes on a trip looking for help, but finds out everybody is afraid of something. It lets the kids know it's ok to be afraid, but also tries to help him overcome being afraid too. The perfect book for a preschooler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars grand daughter loved it April 20 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
liked the life lesson learned from the book...really great education tool for kids
But then all Franklin books are good clean fun for kids easy to read and interact with...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Franklin in the Dark Dec 25 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This was my first and it still is my very favourite Franklin book. I had an autographed copy when the grandchildren were growing up - in one of our moves, I lost my copy of this book. When I saw the 25th Anniversary copy available, I just had to have it to pass on down through the family. I am 80 and I still love the Franklin stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone gets scared sometimes... July 18 2009
Format:Hardcover
Nearly all small children are afraid of the dark at some point, and parents may struggle to understand why. Franklin in the Dark is informative for both children and parents, and helps young children learn that it is okay to be scared, and that there are things you can do about it. Besides helping children relieve their fears about the dark, Franklin shows children-and adults-that everyone has different fears that others might find strange-even your own mother!
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