Synopses & Reviews
ItÕs opening night at a local restaurant, and the service is a little slow. Always on the lookout for employment opportunities, Frannie sidles up to the bus station, grabs some bread baskets and water pitchers, and lends a helping hand. Who knows, maybe the restaurant will hire her on permanently? ThatÕs what she hopes anyway, until she discovers patrons eating escargotÑactual snails! Frannie knows itÕs up to her to warn people away from the disgusting mollusks. But can she do it without ruining the restaurantÕs reputation?
Frannie has been named principal for the day and she couldn't be more excited! To spend the whole day in an office?-with a desk, a copier, and swivel chair, no less?-is beyond her wildest dreams! Pretty soon all these office supplies are making her a little punchy, and before she knows it she's accidentally setting off the fire alarm, which is no small offense. But as principal of her own school, does she get to come up with her own punishment?
The Millers are off to Orlando, the good-time capital of the world. But forget theme parks and beaches-it's what's happening inside their hotel that seems a lot more fun to Frannie. There's a real live business conference taking place. And if Frannie plays her cards right she might actually snag herself an invitation . . . to be the keynote speaker!
She’s already got her resume, business cards, and mustard packets (which are so much more grown up than ketchup) ready. So why is it taking eleventeen hundred years?
Frannie’s class is visiting the local radio station and the radio host is no where to be found. Should Frannie cover for him—after all, this could be her big break! But what happens when listeners call in with questions, and Frannie doesn’t know the answers?
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When Frannie notices her aunt's dog limping, she sees it as her big break to be a vet, so it's off to the veterinarian's office, where she can showcase her doggy-diagnostic skills. But in true Frannie form, all she can pull off is a doggy disaster . . .
Frannie's parents throw a party for Frannie with a fortune teller and Frannie finds her next new job: fortune teller, obviously! Frannie begins making up the fortunes of her friends at school and realizes that there is a difference between seeing the future and simply telling people what to do. After Frannie's customers start taking their fortunes too seriously by refusing to shower, do their chores, and even go to school, Frannie discovers that being psychic wasn’t her hidden talent after all. And that is not an opinion!
Somebody's getting married!
Frannie has the important job of flower girl in her best friend Elliott's mother's wedding, and Frannie's new dog is the ring bearer! As Elliott's mother plans her wedding, Frannie discovers her latest calling: Wedding Planner! Frannie and Elliott work together to make sure his mother has the best wedding day ever, but with Frannie involved, you can count on some wedding-day mayhem.
When Frannie's local community center, The Ark, announces it is going out of business, Frannie and the community join together to create a fundraising concert. Frannie and her friends write letters to rock star Aimee Chapman asking her to perform at the concert and she says yes! Frannie and her friends learn all about the perks of being a rock star and, of course, Frannie decides rock star is perfect for a career. After all, a green room is actually an office for rock stars!
About the Author
AJ Stern lives in New York, New York.
Doreen Mulryan Marts lives in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.