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Franklin's school play

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Clark, Brenda, illustrator.
Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2012].
Physical Desc:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
Cole Elementary - Everyone
Eagle View Elementary - Everyone
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Glengarry Elementary - Everyone
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In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin has been chosen to play the Nutcracker Prince in his class's production. But will he be too nervous to say his lines when the big night arrives? AGES: 3-8 AUTHOR: In 1983, Toronto journalist Paulette Bourgeois decided to write a children's book. All she needed was an idea. That idea came one night as she was watching an episode of the television series M*A*S*H. The character of Hawkeye Pierce refused to enter a cave because he was claustrophobic. "I'm so scared that if I were a turtle, I'd be afraid of my own shell," he said. Thus was born Franklin in the Dark, a tale of a little green turtle who's afraid of small dark places, including his own shell. The name of the turtle came, Bourgeois thought, out of the blue. "Now I realize that Hawkeye's full name is Franklin Benjamin Pierce!" Brenda Clark began drawing as a small child and realized by the age of 17 that she wanted to become a commercial artist. She studied Illustration at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and graduated with an honors diploma in 1977. Shortly afterward, Brenda found that there was plenty of work for a freelancer in educational publishing and her first jobs were for elementary school books. This experience gave her plenty of published examples for her portfolio and a better understanding of how to interpret a story with pictures. Colour illustrations
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9781554539352 (Mackin), 1554539358 (Mackin)
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Level 3, 0.5 Points
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Franklin is afraid that he will forget his lines in the school performance of The Nutcracker.
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Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS,LG,3.0,0.5,18625.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,2.8,2.0,4198.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bourgeois, P., & Clark, B. (2012). Franklin's school play. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bourgeois, Paulette and Brenda, Clark. 2012. Franklin's School Play. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bourgeois, Paulette and Brenda, Clark, Franklin's School Play. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bourgeois, Paulette,, and Brenda Clark. Franklin's School Play. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2012. Print.

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