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Download Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,729 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Benton Narrator: Michele Medlin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Jim Benton delivers a madcap tale starring the strange yet endearing Franny K. Stein. The new kid at school, Franny approaches making friends as an exciting science project. After taking careful notes, she brews a potion that changes her into a perfect girl. But when a monster snatches her teacher, Franny knows there's only one way to save the day - even if it risks her new popularity. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiba Saboury | 2/1/2014

    " this is a funny book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe | 1/5/2014

    " Reading these aloud for the second time with my second son, who thinks they are hysterical, especially Franny's doll, Oozette. Imaginative, funny, with just the right amount of gross-out factor, these books are really perfect for the 6-9 year old crowd, whose funny bones are tickled in very specific ways. Good messages for kids about being oneself, never heavy-handed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/2/2014

    " Cute story about a mad scientist...in the form of a little girl. I'm pretty sure Jessica Simpson made a comment about she would be appalled if her daughter turned out like this, but on the other hand, I would be pretty psyched if my daughter was this cool! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timnah | 12/27/2013

    " Not only an easy and entertaining read, this is also a remarkably resonant story of self-awareness and social negotiation. The sly, black-and-white illustrations ramp up the silliness and underscore the value of Franny's unique perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/22/2013

    " Cute book. My daughter LOVES the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trista | 12/15/2013

    " A cute story about a little girl mad scientist. Good vocabulary words. These titles are quite popular with my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 12/13/2013

    " i think it's interesting of this science that i haven't read this. Because it's awesome. My mother told me to let it go and there's nothing i can do about it, but oh well. I guess i can read this for today. It was soo good of science since i've never seen it and how amazing that works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/12/2013

    " Fun - youngest daughter's current obsession "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 10/3/2013

    " Franny K. holds a prime spot on my Mad Scientist Hall of Fame. Don't ask--it's a BCAP thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 9/20/2013

    " Franny K. Stein is a true hero for all the non-girly girls in the world, and boys will relate to the gross-out humor as well. What resonated most with me is that Franny understands and accept that she is different, and that is ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 9/13/2013

    " I read them with two of my kids and we all love them! They are short and have lots of pictures which make them easy for my struggling reader to read. Yet the story is so cute and funny that we can't stop until we finish the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen Brandt | 9/9/2013

    " This series is very popular at my school among a wide age range. I can see why its zany humor appeals to kids, but I prefer Lois Sachar's Sideways Stories series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail | 8/9/2013

    " This was actually my little brother's library book. I just read it because it was there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie | 7/17/2013

    " This was a cute book, geared to the elementary school demographic. The overal message/lesson of the book is, basically, to be yourself, not to try to change yourself to make friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sunni | 7/14/2013

    " Dark but funny. Love the little allusions: her teacher's name is Miss Shelley. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/22/2012

    " Kids love this series with Franny who plans to grow up and be a mad scientist despite her utterly normal family. Popular with both boys and girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dru | 9/11/2012

    " A pretty good beginner chapter book, about a girl who does her best to fit and have friends, but in the end realizes that she can be herself and still have friends too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2012

    " How do i read the book on here "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 5/8/2012

    " I think that Franny brave to turn herself all cute and girly. I think that this is a very good book you should read it sometime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin | 2/15/2012

    " i like this book a lot. i think it is very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 2/12/2012

    " This book was awesome! What a wonderful story about a misfit kid who finds her place in the world. It was imaginative, creative, and my students loved it. Even though my students are ELL, all the jokes translated and they were excited to start the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/19/2012

    " Super cute book! All about being yourself! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June perez | 12/28/2011

    " this little girl is an awsum evil genius!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariyana | 10/13/2011

    " This book is a bout a girl who is a mad scientist and is evil and mean, but her family is not, in fact her family is the exact opposite. Then Franny has to go to school. The kids at "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Havilah | 8/31/2011

    " Ro picked this one out because he liked the pictures. Franny is a mad scientist little girl. She's a little twisted but that's okay. This one reminded me of Dexter's Laboratory. If the kids want more, I think we'll do more. The pictures kept the youngest happy, the story kept the older two happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele.medlin | 6/14/2011

    " Listen, she's a funny kiddo. She's got her social quirks but you gotta love her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara Curtin | 6/7/2011

    " High interest level series. My 2nd graders eat them up. Easy reads for most of them. They are really silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Ansted | 5/30/2011

    " For a cheesy little chapter-book level deal, I actually really enjoyed this. It was pretty funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dondero | 5/3/2011

    " Do you like experiments? Well, Franny K. Stine does. This book is funny, weird but easy. She is a little girl with a BIG BRAIN and she is kind of like a mad scientist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 5/3/2011

    " Very cute book. Franny is a little girl who is not at all girly. She is a Mad Scientist and rather creative too! My first grader read this some to herself and some to me. She found it "Hilarious".

    Looking forward to getting her the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mextli | 4/27/2011

    " I like this book becuse it gives meaning,it also tells about how the person feels in this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele.medlin | 4/20/2011

    " Listen, she's a funny kiddo. She's got her social quirks but you gotta love her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chinook | 3/19/2011

    " I have a new hero. And a new thing I'd like to be when I grow up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 12/21/2010

    " Franny K. Stein is a true hero for all the non-girly girls in the world, and boys will relate to the gross-out humor as well. What resonated most with me is that Franny understands and accept that she is different, and that is ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/14/2010

    " High interest level series. My 2nd graders eat them up. Easy reads for most of them. They are really silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 12/3/2010

    " I love finding chapter books for 1st to 3rd graders. Franny K. Stein is a great character. She is just a bit different which is wonderful. I have a lot of girls who will love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariyana | 11/12/2010

    " This book is a bout a girl who is a mad scientist and is evil and mean, but her family is not, in fact her family is the exact opposite. Then Franny has to go to school. The kids at "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 8/29/2010

    " This series is very popular at my school among a wide age range. I can see why its zany humor appeals to kids, but I prefer Lois Sachar's Sideways Stories series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Uflchildrens | 8/28/2010

    " Great first chapter series that is super popular with boys and girls about a girl who wants to be a mad scientist when she grows up. Her room is full of crazy inventions. --Rachel
    J/first chapter/Benton
    or
    J/pb/first chapter/Franny K. Stein "

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