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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
  • Series: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689862911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689862915
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,655,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series gets off to a silly start with this copiously and cartoonishly illustrated novel, which bears at least a passing visual resemblance to Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants capers. --Publisher's Weekly, September 2003 --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Franny K. Stein is not your average girl - she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny's class think she's weird, wacky, and just plain creepy. Let your readers decide for themselves when they read these fabulously funny stories.

Spotlight is a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 2-5. Each Spotlight edition is printed on high-quality paper. We use the original publisher's files to adjust the book's layout so no artwork or text is near the gutter for our reinforced library bindings specifically printed for the library market. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


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He has read all of them and laughs out loud.
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I bought this book for my 5 year old daughter, and I think she's read it about 7 times!
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I highly recommend it for your school-age kids.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kelli Hanson on October 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I am so happy to have found this series of books for my 3rd grade son! We both loved this book. It is funny, with great illustrations. It also has a fabulous message! I highly recommend it for your school-age kids.

Franny K. Stein is an unusual little girl. Rather than dollies and horsies and flowers, Franny loves bats and tarantulas and poison ivy. Her lunches were a bit different too! But like other little girls, Franny needs friendship. In order to make friends, Franny experiments with being someone she is not (the stereotypical little girl), but is unhappy. When she is herself, she finds that her new friends like her just as well or better! In the end, we learn that even if friends don't always like the same things, they can still be friends.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Erika Sorocco on September 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
Franny K. Stein isn't your normal little girl. She's a mad scientist. And a weird one at that. When she jump ropes she uses her pet snake, and as opposed to daisies, Franny likes to pick poison ivy. Everyone at school is afraid of Franny, for she's different than the rest of them, and they find that weird. So Franny decides to create an experiment that will change her from being the weird little girl who everyone stares at, to one who fits in. But then a Giant Monstrous Fiend attacks Franny's class, and she knows that she must convert back to being a mad scientist to save the day.

In this first book in the FRANNY K. STEIN: MAD SCIENTIST series we are introduced to a crazy, wacky young girl, who loves everything out of the ordinary. Her personality and quirks are unique, and her adventures are entertaining. Jim Benton has done a marvelous job in creating an enjoyable new book series for children, whose content and illustration will mesmerize even the most reluctant reader.

Erika Sorocco

Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Oak Knoll on May 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
This book is about a little girl named Franny. She lives on Daffodil Street. Everything about the house was bright and cheerful, everything except the tiny round upstairs window. That window leads to Franny’s room. Franny is a mad scientist. She had just moved to town. She really likes her teacher, Ms. Shelly. She really wants to make friends, but if you don’t know her she can be scary. Later in the story she transforms herself into a cute, little, sweet girl

I really enjoyed reading this book because it is very unusual. If you like adventure you will like this book. If you like mad science you will love Franny. Even if you’re not so interested in mad science you will still like Franny.

Once you start reading this book you won’t want to put it down! If I could I would give this book ten stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
Would you like to hear about a book with a mad scientist? Well the book Franny K. Stein she is a spooky creepy dark young lady. She loved school. When she went to school one day she got in trouble because she made a monster and there was another monster. If you want too hear about more of it read it.
My favorite parts are when the ham and turkey monster saved the teacher and when Franny got lifted up. My other favorite part is where she loved bats spiders and other things they are my favorite parts because they are spooky and mysterious.
I recommend this book to kids and adults because it is a mysterious book but don't read it to babies because they will have nightmares. I love this book and you will too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Wiggins on July 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
The Franny K. series was just the thing to get my reluctant reader to jump into chapter books. She now reads them over and over, and can't wait for the next ones to come out....we have them all so far and her reading has improved tremendously! Thanks, Jim Benson, for a wonderful series that encourages kids to be their own unique selves!
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Format: Paperback
My seven year old daughter picked up the Korean translation of this in her school library (we live in Korea). She was tearing through the books in Korean, so I thought this might be something good to encourage her to read in English (which is a lot harder for her). It's working. We're doing a page a night right now, but it's the first thing she's read in English that didn't feel like a chore for her. Every night's reading goes by just a bit faster as her skills develop, and I'll admit that I'm enjoying the story as well. I'm so glad there's a whole series of these books.

One other thing. My daughter, being half Korean and half American, has been struggling lately with the idea of being "different" from the other kids in her class. These books have made it a lot easier to talk to her about being different, and how it's not such a bad thing.

Thank you, Jim Benton.
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By A. Sagiv on May 3, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 11 year old son liked this book. English is his second language so I try to buy books that won't be hard for him to read. This way he has a sense of accomplishment when he reads a whole book in English.
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By Amazon Customer on March 12, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
its great
five stars
really loved your book about Franny.k stine

but I think you should put more details .
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