Franny and the Music Girl

Franny and the Music Girl


Written by Emily Hearn and Illustrated by Mark Thurman


"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

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

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About the Author

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, as well as two books of poetry.

About the Illustrator

Mark Thurman 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, picture-book illustration and figure drawing at Central Technical School, and anatomy/figure drawing in the Classical Animation department at Sheridan College.

Product Information

  • Release: October 1, 1989
  • $5.95 Paperback
  • 24 Pages
  • 8 x 8
  • Children's Picture Book
  • Ages 5-8 / Grades K-3
  • ISBN: 9780929005034


  • Character Education
    > Empathy
    > Self-Esteem
  • Reflecting Diversity
    > Abilities