The popular children's books, written by Paulette Bourgeois, come alive in this television series about a turtle named Franklin. Each episode has a story of Franklin and his friends. You'll meet his parents, Bear (his best friend), Goose, Beaver, Rabbit, Mr. Owl, Badger and Snail along with other animal friends. You will follow the adventures of Franklin as he learns about the world around him, and how to be an honest turtle with good character.
Did You Know?
Many stories in the first season of the program were based upon book releases from the "Franklin" series. This practice was abandoned entirely beginning with the second season, though some stories still featured minor references to events or dialog from the storybooks. See more
The first 9 episodes all aired in 1997, however, episodes 1 to 3 have a 1998 copyright date in the credits, while the rest have a 1997 copyright date. See more
Written and Performed by Bruce Cockburn See more