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Franny Parker

Title

Franny Parker

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780374324698

Pages

160 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Through a hot, dry Oklahoma summer, twelve-year-old Franny tends wild animals brought by her neighbors, hears gossip during a weekly quilting bee, befriends a new neighbor who has some big secrets, and learns to hope.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; abusive father; abused child; physical abuse

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2010-2011
Nominee
Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2011-2012
Nominee
Volunteer State Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee

Keywords

farm; animal hospital; new neighbors; summer; drought; Oklahoma; friendship; dog; animals

Diversity Impact

direct

Franny Parker

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