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Betsy Franco
Award winning author Betsy Franco has written over 80 books. These include two novels illustrated by her son Tom Franco, Naked and Metamorphosis, Junior Year; picture books; and poetry collections. She also compiled four award-winning anthologies of teen poetry. Currently, both her novels are... show more



Award winning author Betsy Franco has written over 80 books. These include two novels illustrated by her son Tom Franco, Naked and Metamorphosis, Junior Year; picture books; and poetry collections. She also compiled four award-winning anthologies of teen poetry. Currently, both her novels are being made into films. Her son James Franco produced Metamorphosis, and Todd Traina Productions/Red Rover Films is producing Naked, for which she wrote the script.Betsy acted in James' films (Broken Tower) and played James' mother on General Hospital. She teaches Acting on Film to teens at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre where she is artist in residence.Betsy graduated from Stanford in Studio Art, got her masters at Lesley University in education. Her sons inspire her with their fearless creativity.

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Paper Soul
Paper Soul rated it 7 months ago
She has lost her way and cannot remember how to get back until a friendly owl spots her and decides to help. In Franco's graphic novel, readers are given a rich illustration of Eleanor and Aldus journey of self-discovery. Pro: The illustrations in this graphic novel are very vibrant and colorful. Th...
Mystory Notes
Mystory Notes rated it 7 months ago
The Story In Three Words: Friendship, Hope, IntegrityAs is often the case with children’s stories, what you think is a simple moral tale takes a dark and a dramatic turn. The Ghost, The Owl is no exception to this. The story is a poignant one, made all the more impactful by the beautiful illustratio...
Sesana
Sesana rated it 7 years ago
This is an interesting take on updating a classic, in this case Ovid's Metamorphoses.Ovid is artistic and, as his name suggests, his parents once were, too. But now that Ovid's artistic, unconventional older sister has become addicted to meth and run away, his parents are reacting by trying to fix t...
Quellebooks
Quellebooks rated it 8 years ago
Listening to this was a real treat. It's a short audio book, about 2 hours on 2 CDs. It was a delight listening to Betsy Franco's sons David Franco and James Franco (yes THE James Franco) read their mom's book. This book is heavily influenced by Ovid's Metamorphosis which was one of my favorite book...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 8 years ago
Lively, enjoyable collection.
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