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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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Sesana
Sesana rated it 6 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 7 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 7 years ago
Lively, enjoyable collection.
debnance
debnance rated it 8 years ago
The author uses metaphors from children’s lives to explain the concept of zero. I could see this book being used a lot with students to better understand zero or as a writing prompt.A little from the book:“Zero is…the balls in the bin at recess time.”Reactions from children:Two unexpected problems w...
lizpatanders
lizpatanders rated it 9 years ago
I picked this book up from the library one day, back when I was in high school, on a whim. I wound up being really surprised by how much I loved it. I can see where some adults might pass writing by high school women off as fluffy and unintelligent, yet this is absolutely not the case.This book is...
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