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Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 5.8
Lexile® Measure: 750L
Guided Reading: M
When asked what she hopes children will learn from her books, Paulette Bourgeois explains: “It is most important to look for the wonder in ordinary things.” Some of this wonder, and a curious anxiety, spill over into her character Franklin. The world's best-loved turtle overcomes the challenges of the everyday life of a five-year-old in a way that resonates with children.
Cynthia Pratt Nicolson is a teacher and an award-winning children's author who has written several non-fiction books. She lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.
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