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Paulette Bourgeois

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PAULETTE BOURGEOIS is best known for creating Franklin the Turtle, the picture book series illustrated by Brenda Clark. The books have sold more than 64 million copies and have been translated into 38 languages. An animated television series, merchandise and feature-length movies are based on the character. She is also the author of award-winning picture books for children and many non-fiction science books. Paulette is a Member of the Order of Canada. Visit her at


  • When Sally Met Harry, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2023

Books by Paulette Bourgeois