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Paulette Bourgeois

Author of In the Dark

224+ Works 36,342 Members 230 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Paulette Bourgeois was born July 20, 1951 in Winnepeg , Canada. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 with a B.Sc. and worked briefly as an occupational therapist before returning to Carleton University to study journalism. She has worked in television and print before show more writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark. Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklinthe Turtle books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. Her book, The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997). (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Disambiguation Notice:

The Franklin books were originally by Paulette Bourgeois. Some later books were written or adapted from TV episodes by Eva Moore and Sharon Jennings. These books are notated as (A Franklin TV Storybook) or (Kid's Can Read) Please do not combine these authors! Thank you.

Series

Works by Paulette Bourgeois

In the Dark (1987) 2,334 copies, 17 reviews
Franklin Goes to School (1995) 2,136 copies, 17 reviews
Franklin Is Bossy (1994) 1,717 copies, 7 reviews
Franklin Is Lost (1992) 1,647 copies, 20 reviews
Franklin and the Tooth Fairy (1996) 1,494 copies, 6 reviews
Franklin's New Friend (1997) 1,428 copies, 11 reviews
Franklin's Halloween (1996) 1,383 copies, 11 reviews
Franklin Wants A Pet (1994) 1,355 copies, 5 reviews
Franklin Fibs (1992) 1,347 copies, 12 reviews
Franklin's Bad Day (1996) 1,295 copies, 7 reviews
Franklin Plays the Game (1995) 1,206 copies, 5 reviews
Hurry Up, Franklin (1989) 1,203 copies, 6 reviews
Franklin Is Messy (1995) 1,200 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin And The Thunderstorm (1998) 1,144 copies, 6 reviews
Franklin Has a Sleepover (1996) 1,120 copies, 9 reviews
Franklin Rides a Bike (1997) 1,073 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin Goes To The Hospital (2000) 1,055 copies, 6 reviews
Franklin's Neighborhood (1999) 984 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin's Secret Club (1998) 969 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin's Valentines (1998) 927 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin's Blanket (1995) 875 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin's Christmas Gift (1998) 843 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin's Class Trip (1999) 789 copies, 3 reviews
Franklin's School Play (1996) 776 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin's Thanksgiving (2001) 702 copies, 2 reviews
Finders Keepers for Franklin (1997) 685 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin's Baby Sister (2000) 680 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin and Harriet (Franklin) (2001) 652 copies, 3 reviews
Franklin Says I Love You (2002) 645 copies
Big Sarah's Little Boots (1987) 536 copies, 7 reviews
Oma's Quilt (2001) 103 copies, 6 reviews
Too Many Chickens (1990) 77 copies
Franklin's Classic Treasury, Volume I (1999) 71 copies, 1 review
Postal Workers (In My Neighborhood) (1992) 63 copies, 1 review
The Moon (1995) 59 copies
Starting with Space (1995) 59 copies
The Amazing Dirt Book (1990) 55 copies
The Amazing Apple Book (1987) 38 copies
The Dirt on Dirt (2008) 34 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin's Friendship Treasury (2000) 33 copies, 1 review
Franklin's School Treasury (2001) 33 copies
Firefighters (Kids Can Read) (2005) 27 copies, 1 review
The Amazing Potato Book (1991) 18 copies
Grandma's Secret (1989) 17 copies, 1 review
Franklin's Valentine Cards (1998) 15 copies
Franklin's Family Treasury (2003) 15 copies
Franklin's Holiday Treasury (2002) 15 copies
Franklin's Pet Problem (2000) 13 copies
Franklin's GIANT Treasury (2002) 12 copies
Doudou de Benjamin Le (1995) 5 copies
Franklin s'est perdu (2001) 4 copies
Franklin's Shapes (2003) 4 copies
Benjamin et son casque (2000) 4 copies
La Mission de Franklin (2001) 3 copies
When Sally Met Harry (2023) 3 copies
Benjamin le magicien (2002) 3 copies
Franklin Learns to Share 2 copies, 2 reviews
Trop de poulets! (1990) 2 copies
Franklin veut grandir (2004) 2 copies
Sam gaat naar school (1996) 2 copies
Franklin e o Bebé (2005) 1 copy
Franklin Foge de Casa (2005) 1 copy
Franklin fait du vélo (2010) 1 copy
Franklin segít (2008) 1 copy
Franklin Joga Futebol (2005) 1 copy
Franklin och Björn (1997) 1 copy
Patrik är mörkrädd (1992) 1 copy, 1 review
Le Héros de Franklin (2001) 1 copy
De zon (2006) 1 copy
Franklin er mørkeredd (1998) 1 copy

Associated Works

Franklin Says Sorry (A Franklin TV Storybook) (1999) — Creator — 350 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin's Birthday Party (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2001) — Creator — 338 copies, 1 review
Franklin Plants a Tree (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2001) — Creator — 333 copies, 4 reviews
Franklin Helps Out (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2000) — Creator — 310 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin Runs Away (Franklin TV Storybook) (1996) — Creator — 309 copies
Franklin's Pumpkin (2004) — Creator — 237 copies, 1 review
Franklin and the Magic Show (Kids Can Read) (2002) — Creator — 235 copies, 3 reviews
Franklin and the Hero (Franklin (Scholastic Paperback)) (2000) — Creator — 217 copies, 1 review
Franklin's Music Lessons (Kid's Can Read) (2002) — Creator — 199 copies, 1 review
Franklin's Canoe Trip (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2002) — Creator — 182 copies
Franklin Forgets (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2000) — Creator — 175 copies
Franklin Plays Hockey (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2002) — Creator — 159 copies, 1 review
Franklin Stays Up (Kids Can Read) (2003) — Creator — 153 copies
Franklin and His Friend (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2002) — Creator — 146 copies
Franklin's Reading Club (Kids Can Read) (2003) — Creator — 113 copies
Franklin and the Big Kid (A Franklin TV Storybook) (1998) — Creator — 93 copies
Franklin's Trading Cards (Kids Can Read) (2003) — Creator — 93 copies
Franklin's Library Book (2005) — Creator — 83 copies
Franklin Snoops (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2003) — Creator — 73 copies
Franklin Forgives (2004) — Creator — 72 copies, 2 reviews
Franklin the Detective (Kid's Can Read) (2004) — Creator — 65 copies, 1 review
Franklin Wants a Badge (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2003) — Creator — 60 copies
Franklin and the Computer (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2003) — Creator — 55 copies
Franklin Celebrates (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2005) — Creator — 40 copies
Franklin's Nickname (A Franklin TV Storybook) (2004) — Creator — 39 copies, 3 reviews
It's Fun To Be Five (2000) — Contributor — 36 copies
Franklin and the Bubble Gum (Kids Can Read) (2006) — Creator — 22 copies
Franklin's Magic Christmas [2001 film] (2001) — Original story — 16 copies
Franklin's Soapbox Derby (Kids Can Read) (2006) — Creator — 15 copies, 1 review

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Bourgeois, Paulette
Birthdate
1951-07-20
Gender
female
Nationality
Canada
Birthplace
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Places of residence
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Education
University of Western Ontario (BSc|1974))
Carleton University (Journalism)
University of British Columbia (MFA|2009)
Occupations
children's book author
Relationships
Clark, Brenda (collaborator)
Jennings, Sharon (collaborator)
Awards and honors
Order of Canada (2003)
Disambiguation notice
The Franklin books were originally by Paulette Bourgeois. Some later books were written or adapted from TV episodes by Eva Moore and Sharon Jennings. These books are notated as (A Franklin TV Storybook) or (Kid's Can Read) Please do not combine these authors! Thank you.

Members

Reviews

This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The True Story of The Three Little Pigs!

Just when you think you know everything about the story of, The Three Little Pigs, Professor Goose, nephew of Mother Goose, steps in. So begins this tongue-in-cheek book about the professor’s mission in life to set people straight about this tale.

For instance, he says that pigs really like things clean. They aren’t trying to be dirty when they cover themselves with mud, they are just controlling their body temperature.

Then, the Professor brings up the power of wolves’ lungs, and if they really could blow a house down. He moves on to talk about the quality of the homes the pigs made, compared with the way the professor suggests homes should be built--he knows the right way to do it! Also, he has lots other ideas he can’t wait to share.

This book is bursting with funny things, and lots of laughable situations about this well-known fairy tale.

The creator of Franklin the Turtle has written a fun-filled story that will be enjoyed by ages five through ten-years-olds. They will have lots of giggles while reading this fresh look at a familiar fable in this five-star picture book!

Thank you, Library Thing and Random House Canada/Tundra Books, for providing Tickmenot with a book to review. Opinions are my own.
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Tickmenot | 8 other reviews | May 30, 2024 |
Clever little story bringing science into a fairy tale/folk tale.
 
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melodyreads | 8 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
A descendent of Mother Goose, Professor Marie Curious Goose takes on the task of fact checking the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs. With a little science, logic, and some cool fun facts, this book is sure to delight readers of all ages. Definitely a different take on a classic tale, but it's a great way to introduce younger readers to reality vs. fairy tale. The illustrations are fun as well and work together to present a very entertaining story! Huge thank you to LibraryThing and Tundra Books for this giveaway!… (more)
 
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RayRosa | 8 other reviews | May 12, 2024 |
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This is a beautiful book with lovely illustrations. The premise is a cute one - taking an old fairy tale and applying science and common sense to debunk the silly actions of the characters. Small children will like looking at the book and hearing the fairy tale again and older children (5-6) may enjoy the explanations. Which relates to my only criticism. The book almost seems to have a split personality - it alternates between age levels for comprehension. But a good parent can probably work around that and fit the book to their child's age and comprehension. Overall I give the book a 4 on a 5 point scale.… (more)
 
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NAPUBLIB | 8 other reviews | May 8, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
224
Also by
30
Members
36,342
Popularity
#508
Rating
3.9
Reviews
230
ISBNs
1,137
Languages
18
Favorited
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