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

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

by Jim Benton


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ISBN-13: 9780689862984
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/23/2005
Series: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 167,617
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jim Benton is the New York Times bestselling writer of the Dear Dumb Diary series and a 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.

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The Fran That Time Forgot

By Jim Benton

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Copyright © 2005 Jim Benton
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0689862946

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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Fran That Time Forgot 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book. i love time travel so this was a great book, its cool to see her as a baby and her as a teen. also if you don't read a lot (like me) then this a great book because it is easy to read. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Horabal (whatever) sampel (ritten by a 11grader)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ewwwwweeeewwwwwwwe its grooosss blaaaa my son had it and thout it was stupid
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Have never read book
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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
deanna57 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! I laughed so hard i nearly cried. Great story and message.