Franny and the Music Girl

By Emily Hearn

Illustrated By Mark Thurman

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Franny embraces life. She loves to move fast, play with her friends and explore her neighbourhood looking for adventure. Like other children her age, she is happy, curious and vibrant. She also happens to use a wheelchair.

Praise & Recognition

Franny and the Music Girl features the irrepressible, energetic girl who also happens to be in a wheelchair… the illustrations are colourful, lively and effective. Quill & Quire

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book 1989 - Commended


Publication Date: October 1, 1989

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-0-929005-03-4

About the Author

Emily Hearn

Emily Hearn has written several children’s books, including Franny and the Music Girl and Hattie Pearl Click Click, both published by Second Story Press. More recently, Emily has released two books of poetry. She lives in Toronto.
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About the Illustrator

Mark Thurman

Mark graduated from the Central Technical School Art Program in 1966, and has been a working artist since that time. He has worked as an illustrator, a designer and has shown as a gallery artist. He has taught life drawing anatomy and illustration/design at the Toronto School of Art, anatomy/figure drawing at OCAD, and picture-book illustration and figure drawing at Central Technical School. Currently, he teaches anatomy/figure drawing in the Classical Animation department at Sheridan College.
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