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The Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist) by [Benton, Jim]
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Length: 113 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!"

-- "National Enquirer"

"Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!" -- National Enquirer

"Smart, confident, and totally PUNK!" -- "National Enquirer"

About the Author

Jim Benton is a writer and cartoonist whose unique brand of humor has been seen on toys, television, T-shirts, greeting cards, and even underwear. Franny K. Stein is the first character he's created especially for young children. A husband and father of two, he lives in Michigan, where he works in a studio that really and truly does have creepy stuff in it. Visit him at www.frannykstein.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18120 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (18 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CKQCX52
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,110,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ce9dad4) out of 5 stars 34 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cebef6c) out of 5 stars Fran's War Against the Machines, Another Great Adventure in This Sensational Series! 5 May 2008
By James N Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Fran With Four Brains is book six in this great series of adventures following one of the most interesting and well written child characters to come along in a very long time. For those who have only read this great book and are wondering which of Benton's former books in the series to buy first, I'd recommend Jim Benton's first three Franny K masterpieces Lunch Walks Among Us, Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid or The Invisible Fran.

I work as a library assistant and when I have asked kids if they enjoyed this and other books in this series the answer is always yes. That's pretty rare for a series of books, but this series is that good! I've checked these books out myself to see what all the fuss is about. These books all can be enjoyed by adults as well as kids, a feat not always done by junior fiction writers, even with the really popular amongst kids books. I didn't read these in order either as there's a long wait for some titles, so I'll point out they all have individual storylines so if this is the first book you've come across it can easily be read first.

Franny Stein is an interesting character who doesn't follow the stereotype little girl who plays with dolls, has tea parties with stuffed animals and the like that many authors seem to want to write about. No Franny is a very intelligent girl more interested in bats, snakes, spiders, monsters and her number one passion, being a mad scientist. Interests that gel with many a real life boy or girl these days and lets be honest, always have. The length of these books are fairly short and take my word for it these books are so good you'll probably want to get a few of them, if not the whole series. They seem to be a lot cheaper buying as a box set (where you get the first four titles, obviously not including this one) which at the time of this review seems to retail for about the same price as just two Franny K. Stein books.

In her sixth adventure Franny is getting frustrated that her mother is forcing her to spend more and more time on activities away from her lab, such as soccer, cooking and playing the bagpipes. She comes up with a brilliant plan and creates three robot versions of herself. She instructs them to master the tasks while she concentrates on her lab experiments. Only problem is with the robots so ful of energy, her mother is getting really tired. Being to young to have seen the Terminator movies, Fran is unaware of what happens when humans try to turn the machines off, or down. The machines see only one solution, rid the world of Fran and her family. It is up to Fran and her lab assistant Igor, to win the war against the machines.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cec0168) out of 5 stars Another great Franny K. adventure! 14 Jan. 2007
By L. Wiggins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book just arrived Friday, and my 6- and 10-yr-olds read it together (they usually fight like cats and dogs) because they couldn't decide who should get it first! Mom ended up joining the fun, and no one left until the whole book was finished! Any time the kids keep saying "Can't we just read one more chapter", I'd say "It's a hit!"
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cec00d8) out of 5 stars Jim Benton does it again! 7 May 2007
By C. Page - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the sixth book in the Franny K. Stein series and it is just as great as all the others. My 10 year old daughter has been reading Franny K. Stein books for the past several years and has enjoyed this one tremendously. Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cec0324) out of 5 stars Franny K. Stein 11 Jan. 2012
By MarySue Gulick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This review is by my 2nd grade student, Alexa.

Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist The Fran With Four Brains By:Jim Benton

In this book Franny is the main character.

She is a mad scientist that has a lab assistant, that is a dog, and the dog's name is Igor.

Franny has to do all these different sports. She get's really, really tired after all of her sports.

To fix that problem, she makes four franbots for her three sports and one for at school, so she can spend more time with her lab assistant, Igor.

Read the book to find out if Franny's plan works.

I really enjoy this book and think that it is a five star book. And I think you would also enjoy this book if you like mad science.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cec0474) out of 5 stars My Seven Year Old Daughter Loves Franny! 12 May 2009
By kelfuller77 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My daughter just adores Franny! As do I! Franny is so odd! We love reading about her adventures to become a mad scientist. It's enjoyable to hear about her attempts to fit in with her classmates and also find time to destroy the world! We have passed these books onto friends and they all love them too! Franny is not just for girls! Boys love them too! The books are not just pure silliness though. Franny manages to learn a life lesson in every book. I recommend these books to friends and family all the time!
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