At the start of the summer holidays, nine-year-old Frankie just wants to hang out with her best-friend-forever Billy Bloom, but boring Mr Grumble has given them a school project about what they want to be when they grow up.
When Frankie meets a real life journalist, she decides to start her own newspaper. But a newspaper needs news, so soon Frankie is revealing her family secrets in print to every house in the neighbourhood!
For ages seven and up.
The Frank Frankie is the debut children’s chapter book from Ingrid Jonach, published by Pan Macmillan Australia in June 2007. It’s sequel, Frankie goes to France, was published in July 2008. It is available in print (ISBN: 9780330423267) and ebook formats from:
An engaging story about a delightfully energetic little girl with a passion for words.
– Wendy Noble, Good Reading
Every aspect of this book is fun, from the chapter titles to the line drawings that capture so perfectly the non-stop activity and the characters.
– ED, Reading Time
I love a kids’ chapter book that aims so directly at its audience, you can hear the bulls-eye thud of its literary arrow.
-Tania McCartney, Australian Women Online
This book is very amusing and full of funny phrases and jokes… I think this is a very well written book. It is funny with a good storyline. I will recommend it to all of my friends so that they can enjoy it too.
– Charlotte, 12, Monitor Online
A perfect interpretation of a grade four girl’s life – two thumbs up!
– Caitlin, 10, The Examiner