Franklin in the Dark

Franklin in the Dark

Book - 2013/08
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This larger-format special collectible edition of the first Franklin book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world's most beloved turtle.

Includes never-before-seen archival material and personal letters from the author and illustrator that offers a fun behind-the-scenes peek at this Canadian classic.

A perfect gift for long-time fans and a new generation of readers alike.

In the Franklin Classic Storybook that started it all, poor little Franklin has one of the most common childhood afflictions --- he is afraid of the dark. This is particularly distressing for Franklin as he happens to be a turtle, and the darkness he fears is, of course, inside his own shell. Bravely, with shell in tow, he sets forth to seek help and in the course of his travels discovers a bird who is afraid of heights, a polar bear who is afraid of the cold, and even a hydrophobic duck. In the end, Franklin discovers that everybody is afraid of something, even his own mother, and his response to what he has learned is guaranteed to draw a smile.
Publisher: Kids Can Press 2013/08
ISBN: 9781771380072
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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Oct 30, 2018

This is a lovely story to show that you're not alone if you have a fear, and that there are ways you can be brace to conquer your fears.

Sep 14, 2017

My daughter loved this one. Beautiful pictures with lots of things to point at and name plus a good story about everyone being afraid of something and how to conquer it.

Mar 16, 2010

I love this story. It's well-written and has great illustrations. It reassures children that it's ok to be afraid of something. I also enjoyed this story on DVD.

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Sep 14, 2017

moltzy thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

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