Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.7
Lexile® Measure: 710L
Guided Reading: N
- Comedy and Humor
- Elementary School
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- Friends and Friendship
About This Book
Franny K. Stein is not your average girl. She prefers poison ivy to daisies and piranha to goldfish, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. This makes it almost impossible for Franny to make friends.
But Franny's a scientist. And inspired by her favorite teacher, she undertakes one of the most difficult and dangerous experiments ever conceived. It's called "trying to fit in." Franny's experiment seems to be a tremendous success, and she's enjoying newfound popularity, when a freak garbage-pail incident creates a monster that only a mad scientist can defeat. Whatever will Franny do? Will she go back to being her creepy old self in order to save the day? And will her experiment be doomed if she does?
In Franny K. Stein, artist Jim Benton has created a pint-size heroine with enough pluck to face down any challenge — be it making friends, thrashing monsters, or being herself. See Franny go from fiendish to fabulous and back again! Okay, just kidding.