Paulette Bourgeois


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in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
July 20, 1951

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Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bourgeois graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1974. She was a psychiatric occupational therapist for three years before deciding to focus on her writing. She studied journalism at Carlton University then worked as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Television. She became a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C. contributing pieces to Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Reader's Digest and Maclean's. She returned to Toronto in 1983.

In 2003, she became a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2007, she received an Honourary Doctor of Laws from her alma mater, the University of Western Ontario.

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“As the pile of valentines in front of him grew bigger and bigger, Franklin felt sadder and sadder. There were so many, and he had none to give in return.
He sighed as he opened Bear’s card.
“What’s wrong, Franklin?” asked Bear. “Don’t you like my card?”
“I do! But I feel bad because I don’t have one for you,” said Franklin.
“Oh that’s all right,” said Bear. “I don’t need a valentine to know you’re my friend.”
Franklin smiled.”
Paulette Bourgeois, Franklin's Valentines

“Everyone gathered around as Franklin opened his other cards.
“Mine’s a turtle cut-out,” said Snail.
“Mine’s a turtle poem,” said Goose.
“And I made up a turtle riddle,” said Fox.
“These are great!” exclaimed Franklin. “I just wish I had my valentines for all of you!”
“I just wish we could start eating all these goodies,” replied Bear.
Everybody laughed.”
Paulette Bourgeois, Franklin's Valentines

“As soon as Franklin got to school, he opened his package and gave everyone a card.
“What are you doing, Franklin?” asked Beaver. “Valentine’s Day was yesterday.”
“Oh, these cards aren’t for Valentine’s Day,” replied Franklin. “They’re for Friendship Day. And Friendship Day can be any day you want it to be.”
Paulette Bourgeois, Franklin's Valentines

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