Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #4)

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It's time...for a change!

When her embarrassing middle name is revealed at school, mad scientist Franny K. Stein experiments with time in order to return to the past and give herself a more dignified name.

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Overview

It's time...for a change!

When her embarrassing middle name is revealed at school, mad scientist Franny K. Stein experiments with time in order to return to the past and give herself a more dignified name.

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It was undoubtedly the most embarrassing moment in Franny K. Stein's young life. When someone revealed her middle name at the Science Fair award presentation, little Franny was so mortified that she decided to go back in time to change her moniker. Perhaps not surprisingly, our heroine's delightfully simple plan catapults her readers into a fourth dimension of fun.
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Gr 2-4-Franny K. Stein likes to project a menacing image, so she is mortified when her classmates learn that her middle name is Kissypie. Embarrassed by all the teasing, she invents a time-warp device to travel back and change her birth certificate to read Kaboom. While she is in the past, she tells her infant self, "There is nothing worse than being laughed at." Unfortunately, Baby Franny takes the lesson too much to heart. When she decides to take a peek at her future self before returning to her own time, she discovers that Teen Franny is out of control. Determined that no one will ever laugh at her again, the adolescent super villain is out to conquer the world. Can Franny save civilization from herself? The short, deadpan text is just spooky enough for transition readers and the black-and-white cartoon illustrations add to the mock-gothic atmosphere. There is even a subtle message about courage and self-confidence. A great choice for younger readers who demand "a scary one."-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689862984
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/23/2005
  • Series: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series , #4
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 155,350
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Benton is a writer and cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he's created especially for young children. A husband and father of two, he lives in Michigan, where he works in a studio that really and truly does have creepy stuff in it. Visit him at www.frannykstein.com.

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Chapter 3: Franny Takes the Cake

The announcement of the yearly Science Fair at school always filled Franny with mixed emotions. On the one hand, Franny loved creating new inventions and sharing them with others.

On the other hand, Franny already had a long list of projects in her lab that she was anxious to complete.

And on the other hand, it was always an extra challenge to create a project that the kids at school would appreciate. Wait a second, that was three hands.

Well, this is Franny we're talking about.

Franny explained it to her mom. "I want to do a good Science Fair project, but I really don't like to take time away from the other lab projects."

Her mom smiled. "You can't have it both ways, Franny. You know what they say: You can't have your cake and eat it too."

A wide grin came across Fanny's face. "You can't have your cake and eat it too? We'll see about that."

Franny walked quickly to her lab, with the blueprint of her next creation beginning to form inside her head as she went.

Copyright © 2005 by Jim Benton

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2006

    Mad Scientist on the Move

    My favorite character is Franny because she is funny. I liked the time when Franny went back in time when she was a little baby because she wanted to change her middle name so kids will not laugh at her. But even though she changed her middle name the kids still laughed at her. Then Franny realized that her middle name kabob was funny so she laughed to.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    The Fran That time forgot

    This book is easy to read. (I recommend that you read this book) In this story Franny hates her middle name so she goes back in time. But when she does it really affects her future. Its a good book to read if you are bored, have spring break, or maybe at the doctors office. Please give your feedback on this book if you like it. (Written and posted by a 3rd grader)8

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series $4)

    It's really easy to read, which makes it fun to read on a weekend or school break. It's funny that she goes back in time to change her middle name, because it doesn't sound enough like a mad scientist to her. She changes some things in the past which affect her future. Franny K. Stein books are really funny to me. (written by a fourth grader)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2006

    Funny middle name

    This book was really good. It is about how Franny gets laughed at because of her middle name and goes back in time to change it. Along the way she meets baby Franny and teen Franny. But little does she know that teen Franny is an evil mad scientist. Read it to find out more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Important!!!!!!

    Ha h ha! You peeps are too stupid and easy to fool.
    Future franny is totally like me. Except she doesnt have eyes wirh red pupils and doesnt have glasses or black hair.
    - tarrantules

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Stupid

    Really horrible i hate it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Avril

    "Hi."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    READ THIS NOW

    Horabal (whatever) sampel (ritten by a 11grader)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Hi

    I never read this book. Can someone tel me wheter it is good or not. Im trying to find out wheter i should buy it or not what do you think .
    ? PLZ POST BACK WHETER I SHOULD BUY IT OR NOT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Doont buy it its a waste of money

    Ewwwwweeeewwwwwwwe its grooosss blaaaa my son had it and thout it was stupid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

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    Have never read book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Sup peeps of the WORLD!

    Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi!XD PLEASE DON'T TELL THE WHOLE ENTIRE BOOL AND WHAT IT IS ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!XP PS. B&N need to put (minecraft the game)..... just NOT I repeet NOT any more giudes for minecraft! THANK YOU GUYS ! PSS. I also play animal jam jam and that game is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD BY

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2012

    This is the best book that everyone can read it!! I love this book

    About franny is a mad science girl who worked her laboratory and experience of creation. her family was her mom, dad, brother, and her dog. She's goes to school and had her friends.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    The grate book.

    My favorite character in this book was Franny, because she loved mad science. I liked the part of the book when she made a time machine.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2005

    A wonderful 'laugh out loud' read

    This was a great book! I laughed so hard i nearly cried. Great story and message.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 20, 2010

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