Franklin's Big Dreams (Hardcover)

By David Teague, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423119197, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010



Franklin's trying to sleep, but a construction crew has other plans. Each night there's a different project: railroad, canal, runway-and every one of them is being built in the middle of Franklin's bedroom. Where are all these people going? And why are they in Franklin's room? Franklin's determined to find out.

With equal measures of dreamy adventure and down-to-earth construction fun, this collaboration between new author David Teague and established illustrator Boris Kulikov is sure to be a favorite bedtime book in homes everywhere.

About the Author

David Teague is a writer and teacher based in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a recipient of the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship in fiction. This is his first picture book.

Boris Kulikov ( is the illustrator of many books for children, including Max's Words by Kate Banks (a School Library Journal Best Book of 2006), The Perfect Friend by Yelena Romanova (a Child Magazine Best Book of 2005), and Morris the Artist by Lore Segal. He graduated from the Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinema in St. Petersburg, Russia. He now lives in New York, New York.