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Fleabrain Loves Franny
Contributor(s): Rocklin, Joanne (Author)

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ISBN: 1419710680     ISBN-13: 9781419710681
Publisher: Amulet Books
OUR PRICE: $14.41  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2014
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Insects, Spiders, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Disabilities & Special Needs
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2014006380
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Physical Information: 1" H x 5.9" W x 8.01" (0.85 lbs) 278 pages
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Awards: Sydney Taylor Book Award, Notable, Older Readers, 2015
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/16/2014
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2014
School Library Journal 08/01/2014 pg. 90
Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2014 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2014 pg. 172
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 106
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 169069
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte's Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog's tail. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feeling left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading. It's a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Rocklin's signature wit and thoughtfulness.

Bank Street Children's Books "Best Books of the Year," Fiction Ages 9-12
Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers

Praise for Fleabrain Loves Franny
"Heartwarming and endlessly funny, Fleabrain Loves Franny will delight readers of all ages. Rocklin's sharp wit and exuberant writing style are refreshing. This book is not to be missed."

"Franny--a compassionate, thoughtful and sympathetic protagonist--is believably erratic in her emotions and reflections on her illness and its effects on her previously carefree life."
--Publishers Weekly

"Rocklin perfectly captures the era of 1952 and creates a sympathetic, realistic character in Franny, who begins to accept her condition, rejoin her friends and even protest her school's inaccessibility."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Comedic and philosophical, readers will find multiple levels to enjoy."
--School Library Journal

Contributor Bio(s): Rocklin, Joanne: - Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award and was named to Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award master list. Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed comic creator and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir Relish.
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