Type Book
Date 1981
Tags picture book, children's book, fiction

The True Francine


  • Arthur and the True Francine

Later reprint called "Arthur and the True Francine".

The fourth Arthur book, though he scarcely appears. This time, Francine is in the spotlight. It's nice to see her get a positive showing, here. The moral is that honesty is the best policy, but I'm not sure I agree with the book's position that Francine shouldn't reveal when her friend is lying. Loyalty is one thing, but... anyway, it's still a pretty good book, though I liked Arthur's Valentine a bit better.

Name Role
Marc Brown Author / Illustrator