Franklin's Halloween

Franklin's Halloween

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by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark
     
 

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In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin and his friends are excited about the upcoming Halloween costume party. With tricks and treats, and a flying ghost, Franklin and his friends enjoy a night of mystery and fun.

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In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin and his friends are excited about the upcoming Halloween costume party. With tricks and treats, and a flying ghost, Franklin and his friends enjoy a night of mystery and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453219553
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Classic Franklin Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
471,274
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Franklin's Halloween


By Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark

Kids Can Press

Copyright © 1996 Contextx
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4532-1955-3


CHAPTER 1

Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He knew the days of the week, the months of the year and the holidays in every season. Today was October 31. It was Halloween! Franklin could hardly wait for tonight's costume party. Everyone would be there.

Franklin and his friends had talked about the party for weeks. There would be games, prizes and even a parade. Best of all, there would be a haunted house.

"I think there'll be bats and spiders," said Franklin.

"And skeletons," added Beaver.

Rabbit shivered. "My sister says she saw a real ghost in there last year."

"That's silly, Rabbit," said Beaver. "There are no real ghosts."

All of Franklin's friends were excited because of the costume contest.

Franklin wasn't sure what he was going to wear. He'd tried on everything in his dress-up trunk, but nothing seemed quite right.

Beaver and Goose were keeping their costumes secret.

"Try to find us at the party," they giggled.

Fox was also mysterious about what he was going to be.

"Look for something gruesome," he said.

That gave Franklin an idea. He would be something creepy.

It took Franklin more than an hour to make his costume.

As soon as it was done, he sneaked up behind his father and tapped him on the shoulder.

"Trick or treat," said Franklin.

"Ahhhh!" gasped his father. "Who are you?"

In his deepest, spookiest voice, Franklin answered, "It's me. Franklinstein!"

On the way to town, Franklin tried to guess who was inside each costume.

"At least I don't have to worry about finding Bear," said Franklin. "He's always a ghost."

By the time Franklin and his parents arrived, the party had started.

Franklin spotted a ghost at the apple-bobbing and hurried towards him. "Hello, Bear," Franklin said.

"Whooo!" answered the ghost.

"That's good, Bear," said Franklin. "You sound really scary."

Franklin bobbed for an apple. Then he ran to the pumpkin toss. It was his favourite game because he always won a treat.

Franklin's bag was almost full by the time the judges announced the costume contest. While everyone lined up for the parade, Franklin tried to find more of his friends. He thought he recognized Beaver and Goose. But where was Fox?

They marched around the building twice.

Franklin made horrible monster sounds and shuffled with stiff, straight legs. He won a prize for being the best green monster.

There was only one more thing to do -- go into the haunted house.

"You first," said Beaver, pushing Franklin towards the door.

It creaked open. A skeleton rattled. Chains clanged. There were moans. Franklin stepped on something crunchy.

Suddenly, a big hairy hand reached out of the darkness.

Franklin's heart beat hard and fast. But before he could scream, a light was flicked on.

"Trick or treat!" shouted Mr. Mole.

Franklin looked around nervously. Then he laughed. The hairy hand was only Mr. Mole's mop.

"Here's a treat for braving the haunted house," said Mr. Mole. "A ghost came before you. He got so scared he flew away."

"But Bear can't fly," said Franklin.

"It wasn't Bear," explained Mr. Mole. "Bear is home sick with a nasty cold."

Franklin shuddered. "If Bear wasn't the ghost, then who was?"

He ran back to his friends, who were waiting in line for the haunted house.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Franklin's Halloween by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark. Copyright © 1996 Contextx. 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 30 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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Franklin's Halloween 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Amy Anderson More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed! Pictures are very small & some pages had no pictures at all. Not an enjoyable format for my two-year-old. Regretting the purchase!
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Worst book ever
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Sorry. I got confuzzled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DRESSED AS LEO VALDEZ WOOT WOOT!!!! XD *does the sprinkler in the costume...... he looks exactly like the hammer kid from the book, toolbelt and all* X3 XD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bro my rl friend miles not ur fat arse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*tied her hair in a loose ponytail with a purple streak running down to the begining of her scalp to the end of her ponytail. Wears a strapless black dress that has black lace at the trim goes to her knees with white skulls. Also wearing crooked neon purple belts and her silver braclet and her leather combat boots*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shows up as a vampire. Shes wearing a black sleeveless dress. Heeled boots. Her face is painted a pake white and she has blood dripping from the corners of her mouth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Woohoo
GHott More than 1 year ago
Franklin is such a cute character. It's fun to guess the costume he'll make and try to figure out who is in each of the costumes. Most of all, we enjoyed the ghost story! This is suitable for all ages and shouldn't be a problem for Christians who don't 'do' Halloween. *This book was loaned to me for my honest review.
mommybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Before I became a mother I did not know who Franklin was. But now with two young boys in my house we are all well aware of Franklin and all the shenanigans he and his animal friends get into. We love him and all his pals. The lessons that these book teach are ones that my children and I can relate to. As a teacher of preschool aged children I find that the influence that literature has on the children to be great. One must be selective what literature children get exposed to because it can make the difference between a child becoming a lifelong reader and one that is not. I base entire lesson plans around one great book. Franklin books draw children in my classroom into the story. The stories have unique characters with distinct personalities. There is always a lesson to be learned and a topic worth discussing. I am a huge fan of the Franklin series. In Franklin's Halloween, Franklin gets to dress up with his friends and attend a party. They get to engage in all the fun party game and even go to a haunted house. It is a great Halloween story.
z517189 More than 1 year ago
My grandson just loves it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Franklin because he helps other people. He helped Mrs. Bear on Halloween .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A blue dress the color of her dragon. Midthigh skintight. Her skin is blue in the pattern of scales. Her hair is straight hitting the middle of her back with blue streaks in it. She has a crwon made of saphiras scales. Her shoes r four inch matallic blue heels. Her lips r a light blue