The Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #7)

The Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #7)

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by Jim Benton
     
 

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Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, has always had her eye on world domination, and she has to start somewhere...like her class elections! If people vote for her, they’ll be giving her all the control she wants.

But Franny’s platform doesn’t have the same appeal as her competitors who are offering new playground equipment, so she creates The… See more details below

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Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, has always had her eye on world domination, and she has to start somewhere...like her class elections! If people vote for her, they’ll be giving her all the control she wants.

But Franny’s platform doesn’t have the same appeal as her competitors who are offering new playground equipment, so she creates The Frandidate. Made of DNA samples from a dog, a chameleon and a parrot, along with a scrap of carpet (so she’ll know where people stand), Franny’s special suit helps her say and do exactly what people want! But when The Frandidate starts making promises she knows she can’t keep, Franny realizes she might have gone too far…

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Children's Literature - Laura J. Brown
Franny Stein is not like other kids her age; she is a mad scientist. She loves to make new inventions and her deepest desire is to take over the world. She knows that something wrong with an outright takeover, but that does not stop her from making plans and testing her inventions. At times she blows something up in her house and tries to blame it on her assistant, who is her dog, Igor, but is too honest to pin the blame on him. Franny goes to school, but scares most of teachers, but not Miss Shelly, who she loves. When Miss Shelley announces to the class that there will be elections for class president Franny thinks of her total domination over the world and downsizes it to her class. She never thought of running for an office as a way of telling people what to do. Franny decides to run and it is not as easy as she thinks it is going to be. She creates an invention that allows her to say exactly what people want to hear so that they will vote for her. At first it seems her latest invention and plan are going to work, but then her invention gets out of control. Readers will have to read what happens next as Franny has to figure out how to rescue herself from yet another one of her inventions. Reviewer: Laura J. Brown

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416996644
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Series:
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist , #7
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
208,792
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
File size:
16 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Chapter Three

Let's get this party started

Miss Shelly was Franny's favorite teacher of all time.

Franny's earlier teachers hadn't really understood her, and it's difficult to learn from somebody that runs screaming from the classroom every time you walk in.

But Miss Shelly was almost never afraid of Franny, and usually had something interesting to teach.

Franny paid close attention as Miss Shelly began writing that day's lesson on the blackboard.

For a moment, Franny was so thrilled that she almost shouted. It looked like Miss Shelly was writing "electricity."

Along with chemistry, nuclear power, and brain removal, electric power was one of Franny's favorite subjects.

But as Miss Shelly finished writing, Franny could see that she had written "election," which, when compared to electricity, sounded pretty darned boring.

"An election is when people vote for a person who will represent them, and organize them, and if necessary, lead them," Miss Shelly explained. "We'll be electing a president of the class."

Franny perked up a little.

"Can this president tell everybody what to do and punish them if they disobey?" Franny asked, while she quickly sketched out a few ideas for a dungeon she could build at the school for just that purpose.

"Well, maybe not punish. But the president can help determine some of the rules in the class, and the president is a person that people usually look up to, and I suppose that the president does tell people what to do," said Miss Shelly.

Franny smiled. Maybe this wasn't so boring.

"So I want you all to decide who you want to be president of the class," Miss Shelly continued. "People who want to be elected are called candidates. If you want to be a candidate for president, you'll need to tell us all why. The class will be sharing these ideas all week long. May the best man win."

Franny smiled to herself. It was more like may the best Fran win.

Copyright © 2008 by Jim Benton

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