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Franklin's Halloween (Classic Franklin Stories) [Kindle Edition]

Paulette Bourgeois , Brenda Clark
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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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About 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1188 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0590693301
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (September 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JT6RF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy Any Time - a review of "Franklin's Halloween" December 31, 2007
This is a great Halloween book. My children -boy and girl-- both enjoy it, and they ask for it to be read at various times throughout the year. One of the things that draws them back to the book is the familiarity of all the classic activities Franklin and his buddies engage in. Everything from talk about what everyone wants to dress up as, to how many goodies they plan to acquire. In addition, even though my kids have never bobbed for apples, they enjoy hearing about it.

The other thing my children like about the book is that there are several 'mysteries' woven into the plot. The fact that they already know the answers doesn't seem to keep them from enjoying the story one bit.

Now, as a mom I happen to have my own preferences. In particular I like how the dilemma of Bear's untimely illness is solved. You see, he gets a bad cold and isn't able to attend the cool school party nor go out trick-or-treating. How Bear's friends come through for him is simply heart warming.

Four Stars ::: The usual nice Franklin artwork. Good Read-Aloud. The Accelerated Reading designation for "Franklin's Halloween" is 2.7, which means that it is generally suited for 2nd Graders in the 7th month of school.

Note on AR designation: The AR description is a general "guide" that rates books on a relative scale of difficulty. Children can certainly read at levels above or below their group range, so that this number should only be used as a aid to help choose books that are appropriate and not frustrating.

Pam T~
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Franklin Shows That Halloween Is Fun, Not Scary August 26, 2002
By Terrie
Franklin is a little cutie and he has lots of nice friends. They are all excited that Halloween is coming and they are making big plans. The bright colored, detailed illustrations of the quaint woodland world where they live are brimming with wholesome, good-natured fun. This is a good book for introducing Halloween to little ones so that they will not be unnerved by mysterious ghouls who'll come knocking on their doors on Halloween. It shows Franklin and friends getting their costumes ready for a party, painting, cutting and pasting decorations, bobbing for apples, playing a pumpkin toss game, and trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. They're a little spooked when they visit a make-believe haunted house but it turns out to be fun and they solve a mystery! They pool some of their goodies to deliver to their friend who is ill and can't go out trick-or-treating. It also shows little Franklin getting carried home in the arms of Daddy with Mommy walking along beside. It's heart-warming and has enough action to hold a little one's attention so they can become familiar with common Halloween disguises. It's easy to see from the pictures that Franklin is Franklinstein, Fox is clearly the mummy, Skunk is Dracula, and Goose is a wolf. Our friends dress up but we know it's still them underneath the make-up and masks. Franklin is a lot of fun at Halloween. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Love Franklin October 22, 2001
By A Customer
We love Franklin books (and videos) My sons are 3years & 9 months. Every night we read at least one Franklin story. we'd read them all if it was up to them. I like the stories because they are interesting, yet quick. They like the colorful pictures, and now that he is older,the actual story that goes with them. He thinks about it, asks questions, & relates the topic to our day. This is a special favorite this time of year. When we get to the haunted house part, my 3 year old puts his fingers in his ears & squints from one eye & loves every minute of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, Classic Franklin in digital media! October 24, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Released again, in a digital format, Franklin's Halloween is a tale that will not disappoint your little ones. My preschooler is three. She loved this book. The graphics were wonderful and the story was classic Franklin.

We loved reading about Franklin picking his Halloween costume and following him to a Halloween party with his friends and family. All of our favorites were included - Beaver, Fox, and even Bear (although we later learn Bear was sick!) My little one loved the Haunted House scene and enjoyed picking out the different details in illustrations. She did, however, point out that the party was missing a pinata. Maybe next time?
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT FRANKLIN ADVENTURE November 2, 2006
Franklin and his friends are into Halloween in this story. As one reviewer so well put it, this story is a good reminder just how much fun Halloween was when we were kids (in my case, that was near sixty years ago and the times were much simpler). Again, as with all the Franklin books, we have messages, good messages, stuck here and there throughout the story. Like the other Franklin books, the illustrations in this one are of the same excellent quality. The more you look a them, the more you find which allows a lot of fun, in particular with the younger kids. I love this series and do recommend this one like all the rest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big fans of Franklin October 19, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We are big fans of Franklin in our house. My two year old son seems to enjoy all the Franklin books we have tried so far. I like that Franklin's Halloween has a little bit of a suspense to it but it also reveals that the ghost wasn't really a ghost. I also like that the friends decide to share their treats at the end of the night with Bear who was sick and could not make the party.

This was not available in paperback but I like the hardback version better and may switch to those if they are available.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
We liked this book, it was a good halloween book. if you double click or double touch quickly on the pictures it allowed you to view the picture in great detail.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars She enjoyed the experience and the story centered around
Granddaughter is in Kindergarden. I work as a Library Page and she reads many books from there. This was her first experience with an e-book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by L. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars great
All the franklin books are wonderful. They are the best family time books and they always teach an important lesson.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Franklin's Halloween
Franklin is every young child's friend. They can instantly connect with the young turtle's sense of adventure and enjoy watching him work through familiar problems and solve them... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Elyse Wheeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Franklin's Halloween
It was a nice book to read to my son. The cost was cheap and the book was fun. Enjoy the read.
Published 23 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars A Halloween Must!
Who doesn't love Franklin? My first book got ruined and I had to replace it. A must read for my first grade class!
Published 24 months ago by D. Gaviola
5.0 out of 5 stars A not too scary Halloween story.
This time of year (October) kids are always craving scary stories. Actually many kids always crave scary stories. Read more
Published on October 29, 2011 by Lori Katz
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will quickly become a favorite.
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! Read more
Published on October 26, 2011 by Gina Hott
4.0 out of 5 stars A great story to cuddle and read with a child.
My son came home from school sick today. I thought he might like to cuddle up with mom and read a story. That always seems to help a little. Read more
Published on October 19, 2011 by Lisa F- Bookworm Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars love Franklin and his pals
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... Read more
Published on October 19, 2011 by Mrs Mommy Booknerd
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