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Franklin Is Lost, Franklin's Secret Club, and Franklin and Harriet
     

Franklin Is Lost, Franklin's Secret Club, and Franklin and Harriet

by Paulette Bourgeois
 

Franklin Is Lost In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin’s mother tells him never to go into the woods. But one day Franklin is playing hide-and-seek with his friends and forgets what his mother has told him. Franklin is frightened when he realizes he’s lost, but he knows just what to do—stay in his shell and wait to be

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Franklin Is Lost In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin’s mother tells him never to go into the woods. But one day Franklin is playing hide-and-seek with his friends and forgets what his mother has told him. Franklin is frightened when he realizes he’s lost, but he knows just what to do—stay in his shell and wait to be found. A dramatic story with a happy ending. Franklin’s Secret Club In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero discovers a hideaway—perfect for a secret club—but there’s only room for four members. Soon Franklin becomes so busy with his Secret Club that he forgets about his other friends. When Beaver starts her own club, Franklin learns how it feels to be left out. Franklin and Harriet In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin likes being a big brother … most of the time. But when his little sister, Harriet, wants to play with his favorite stuffed animal, Franklin doesn’t want to share. As they tug at the toy, something terrible happens. It rips! Franklin’s mother fixes it, but he remains angry and hides the toy in his closet. Then Franklin discovers it’s not the toy that makes Harriet happy—it’s her big brother who brings a smile to her face. Franklin decides that maybe sharing isn’t so bad after all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453218716
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Series:
Classic Franklin Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
13 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

Franklin Is Lost ? Franklin's Secret Club ? Franklin and Harriet


By Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

Kids Can Press

Copyright © 1992 Contextx Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4532-1871-6



CHAPTER 1

Franklin could slide down a river bank. He could count forwards and backwards. He could zip zippers and button buttons. He could even walk to Bear's house all by himself. But Franklin was not allowed to go into the woods alone.

One day Franklin said, "I'm going to play at Bear's house."

"All right," said Franklin's mother. "But be home for dinner by six o'clock." She showed him the time with the hands of the clock. "And Franklin," she warned, "don't go into the woods alone."

Franklin raced down the path, over the bridge and across the berry patch.

Bear was there. Fox was there. Goose and Otter were there.

"I'm here," huffed Franklin. "What are you playing?"

"Hide and seek," shouted his friends. "And you're It."

Franklin started counting. Hide and seek was his favourite game. He wasn't very fast but he was very clever. He knew Bear always hid in the berry patch.

Franklin looked around. He saw a shaggy paw swipe at a branch of berries.

"I see you, Bear," he called.

Franklin spotted feathers and fur under the bridge.

"I see you, Goose. I see you, Otter," he called.

Only Fox was left to find. Franklin walked this way and that. He looked into bushes and searched under logs. He walked along the path and over the bridge and without even thinking, he walked right into the woods.

He looked into burrows and all around trees. Franklin searched everywhere but he couldn't find Fox.

Fox wasn't in the woods at all. He was hiding inside Bear's house. After awhile he shouted, "Can't catch me!"

But Franklin couldn't hear him. He was too far away.

"Where's Franklin?" asked Fox.

Nobody knew.

They waited a long time. Bear's tummy grumbled. Finally, Goose said, "It's almost six o'clock. Franklin must have hurried home for supper."

"Of course," they said, and off they went.

At Franklin's house, the clock struck six. Franklin's parents were annoyed. Their supper was ready.

By half-past six, they were worried and went looking for Franklin.

Franklin's father searched along the path.

"Franklin," he called. "Where are you?"

Franklin's mother talked to his friends.

"Where's Franklin?" she asked Bear.

"Where's Franklin?" she asked Otter and Goose.

"Where's Franklin?" she asked Fox.

Nobody knew. Now they were worried, too.

It was getting dark. Franklin turned one way and then another. Every tree looked the same. Every rock looked the same. He couldn't find the path.

"I'm lost," said Franklin in a tiny little voice.

He couldn't remember which way he had come. He didn't know which way to go. He was tired and frightened and all alone. Franklin curled up in his small dark shell and waited. Somebody would come. Sometime. Wouldn't they?

Dark shadows flitted across the rocks.

"Who's there?" whispered Franklin. But no one answered because it was the clouds blowing across the face of the moon.

"Whoo. Whoo."

"Who's there?" whispered Franklin. But no one answered because it was Owl far, far away.

"Whewwww. Whewwww."

"Who's there?" whispered Franklin. But no one answered because it was the wind whistling through the trees.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Franklin Is Lost ? Franklin's Secret Club ? Franklin and Harriet by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark. Copyright © 1992 Contextx Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Kids Can Press.
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Meet the Author

Paulette Bourgeois worked as an occupational therapist and a print and television journalist before she began writing for children. When Franklin in the Dark, was released in 1986, it became a bestseller—and the Franklin phenomenon was born. Paulette has gone on to write over 30 Franklin stories illustrated by Brenda Clark that have been published around the world. Although Paulette is best known for the Franklin books, she has also written other children’s titles, including a number of non-fiction books and the award-winning picture book Oma’s Quilt. Paulette lives in Toronto, Ontario.  After graduating from the illustration program at Sheridan College, Brenda Clark worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s magazines and books. When she was asked to illustrate Franklin in the Dark, Brenda researched turtles and other animals in order to give Franklin and his friends as many authentic details as possible. In addition to over thirty Franklin collaborations with Paulette Bourgeois, the duo created another picture-book classic, Big Sarah’s Little Boots. Brenda Clark is also the illustrator of Sadie and the Snowman and the award-winning Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.


 

Paulette Bourgeois worked as an occupational therapist and a print and television journalist before she began writing for children. When Franklin in the Dark, was released in 1986, it became a bestseller—and the Franklin phenomenon was born. Paulette has gone on to write over 30 Franklin stories illustrated by Brenda Clark that have been published around the world. Although Paulette is best known for the Franklin books, she has also written other children’s titles, including a number of non-fiction books and the award-winning picture book Oma’s Quilt. Paulette lives in Toronto, Ontario. 

 


After graduating from the illustration program at Sheridan College, Brenda Clark worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s magazines and books. When she was asked to illustrate Franklin in the Dark, Brenda researched turtles and other animals in order to give Franklin and his friends as many authentic details as possible. In addition to over thirty Franklin collaborations with Paulette Bourgeois, the duo created another picture-book classic, Big Sarah’s Little Boots. Brenda Clark is also the illustrator of Sadie and the Snowman and the award-winning Little Fingerling. Brenda lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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