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1983 1984 1985 1986 1987-1989

Wembley Fraggle Gets the Story (1984)

Published 1984 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Written by Deborah Perlberg. Illustrated by Steven Schindler. Hardback, 42 pages.

When Gobo reads the latest postcard from Traveling Matt to his friends describing the strange "newspapers" that the Silly Creatures read, the Fraggles decide to start "The First Ever Fraggle Rock Newspaper." But the Fraggles would rather play than work and this gets in the way of deadlines. Will the newspaper ever get published? It will if Wembley Fraggle has anything to say about it!.

Fraggle Rock Annual (1984, UK)

Published by Grandreams Ltd. No author or illustrator is credited. Hardback, 58 pages.

Very much like the first Fraggle Rock annual published, this one contains character descriptions with loads of photographs, two entries from Mokey's diary that describe the episodes "A Friend In Need", "Invasion of the Toe Ticklers" (which Mokey has rendered very inaccurately. Maybe she saw them differently), "Fraggle Wars" and "The Day The Music Died". This book also has two masks to cut out of Gobo and Mokey, memory games, connect the dots, postcards from Traveling Matt, pictures to color and a small board game type of thing. This book has a story called "Wembley and the Copycat Creature". The author and illustrator are not credited but the artwork matches the style of Sue Venning, the linework is a bit more harsh though.

What's a Fraggle? (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Louise Gikow. Illustrations by Barbara McClintock. Hardback, 32 pages.

What's a Fraggle you ask? Well, Fraggles are small, colorful creatures who live in a magical place called Fraggle Rock. Take a guided tour of this world and meet its most interesting inhabitants. There is Gobo, the brave explorer; the dreamy and poetic Mokey; the eternally depressed Boober; the enthusiastic but indecisive Wembley; and Red, a terrific athlete who has bright red hair. This clever book is sure to be a favorite with Fraggle fans everywhere.

Best Friends (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Jocelyn Stevenson. Illustrations by Sue Venning. Hardback, 32 pages.

Mokey is a quiet kind of Fraggle. She likes to think. She likes to dream. She likes to quietly watch what's going on around her. Red is a noisy kind of Fraggle. She likes to swim. She likes to run. She likes to yell "Whoopee!" very loud.

It may seem strange, but Mokey Fraggle and Red Fraggle are best friends. So, when Mokey's paintbrush falls apart, Red volunteers to go with her to get a new one, even though it means going through the Cavern of the Creeping Crocus, and over the perilous Great Gorge, and through the Falling Rock Zone, and passing by the den of the terrible Gagtoothed Groan. After all, what are best friends for?

Boober Fraggle's Celery Souffle (1984)

Published in 1984 by Hold, Rinehart and Winston. By Louise Gikow. Illustrations by Kelly Oechsli. Hardback, 32 pages.

Boober Fraggle shares his favorite recipe for celery souffle.

The Weekly Reader version of this book is called "Danger Boober Cooking".

Boober Fraggle's Giant Wish (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Jocelyn Stevenson. Illustrations by Jeffrey Severn. Hardback, 32 pages.

A magic wishing fork grants Boober's wish to be as big as Junior Gorg.

If I Were King of the Universe (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Danny Abelson. Illustrations by Lawrence DiFiori. Hardback, 32 pages.

Poor Junior Gorg is tired of doing all his chores. He's tired of tending the royal garden, sweeping out the castle, and polishing his father's armor. What Junior really wants is to be King of the Universe.

"I'll eat what I please and have breakfast in bed.
I'll wear a fine coat and a crown on my head.
I'll never have chores that need to get done.
I'll lie down and talk to my toes in the sun."

But after carefully pondering the life of a King, Junior realizes that he likes his chores and, all things considered, he'd rather be just who he is.

The Legend of the Doozer Who Didn't (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Louise Gikow. Illustrations by Barbara McClintock. Hardback, 32 pages.

This is a story that Doozer mothers tell their children to scare them into being good. It is the unbelievable tale of an ordinary Doozer who just . . . stops . . . working.

"Not work? It's unheard of! It just isn't done!
All Doozers keep busy! For them, work is fun!
After all, that's the first thing they learn while in school!
The absolute, definite First Doozer Rule:
Working is good! Building's okay!
Doozers would much rather work hard than play!"

But not this Doozer. He decides to spend all his time singing and playing. And what eventually happens to him is so awful that you may not believe it!

No One Knows Where Gobo Goes (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Mark Satlzman. Illustrations by Peter Elwell. Hardback, 32 pages.

Gobo Fraggle is a brave explorer who constantly sets off on new adventures. Usually, he tells his close friends where he is going and when he will return. But every so often he just disappears.

One day, Mokey, Red, Boober, and Wembley get very curious about where Gobo goes. Does he visit a special cave where a secret river flows? Or a giant cavern where the speckled mushroom grows? To find out, they decide to follow him, and they set out on a journey that takes them through the dark, uncharted caves and tunnels of Fraggle Rock.

The Tale of Traveling Matt (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Michaela Muntean. Illustrations by Lisa McCue. Hardback, 32 pages.

A Fraggle ponders on the adventures of his uncle Matt in the outside world as he meets for the first time cows, garbage trucks, and people.

The Weekly Reader version of this book is called "Traveling Matt's Adventures in Outer Space".

What Do Doozers Do? (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Michaela Muntean. Illustrations by Sue Venning. Hardback, 32 pages.

Those irrepressible Doozers are back, doing all the things that Doozers do best. And just what is that? Work, work, and more work. The dedication of these cute denizens of Fraggle Rock baffles the carefree Fraggles, who think a half-hour work week is just about right. But the Doozer day never seems to end. Little Doozers go to school to learn about the beauty of construction, while their parents build the most intricate tunnels, bridges, and towers imaginable. You would think the Doozers would be upset when the Fraggles come along and eat the buildings, but not the Doozers - they're happy to have room to start all over again!

Wembley's Egg (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Laura Phillips. Illustrations by Sue Venning. Hardback, 40 pages.

When a tree creature's egg falls into the middle of the Fraggle Pond, Wembley comes to the rescue. Boober had just told Wembley that his life had no meaning, so helping a poor baby tree creature is just what Wembley needs to cheer himself up. He climbs up on the egg and sits there all night until it hatches. Out pops a big, baby bird with a fuzzy green head. The only problem is that the tree creature thinks Wembley is its mother!

There is a mistake in that description because the tree creature does not have a green head in the TV show or in the pages of this book, but that's what the book says on the back. This is a very well done adaptation of the Fraggle Rock episodes of the same title, "Wembley's Egg". Laura Phillips wrote both versions.

There are a few differences between the book and the TV show. One big differences is the lullaby Wembley sings to the egg in the TV show has been replaced by a bed time poem. All of the songs in these adaptations are usually replaced in someway or omitted all together, but this one is interesting. The poem Wembley recites is about baby Fraggles:

Babies come in many colors.
Some of them are green.
Sleeping can be nice
When you have a happy dream.
But even if a baby is
Pink or blue or garnet,
It can still wear a shirt
With banana trees on it.

It's the illustration of this poem that makes this so interesting because we get to see an infant version of Wembley which is just so cute! Sue Venning's artwork is still in it's prima as well. Her rendition of Gobo with the baby tree creature is priceless.

The Doozer Disaster (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Michaela Muntean. Illustrations by Diane Dawson Hearn. Hardback, 40 pages.

Nothing exciting ever happens to Wembley. Exciting things always happen to Red, Gobo, and Mokey, and every once in a while something exciting happens to Boober. But nothing exciting ever happens to Wembley. That is, until Wembley and Mokey find a giant radish in the Gorgs' Garden. They decide to pull it out and roll it back to Fraggle Rock. But as they push the giant radish back and forth, Wembley slips into the hole under the radish and disappears! And when he wakes up he finds himself in the middle of the most exciting adventure a Fraggle has ever had.

Sprocket's Christmas Tale (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. By Louise Gikow. Illustrations by Lisa McCue. Hardback, 40 pages.

Poor Sprocket is very depressed. It's the night before Christmas, and he still doesn't have a present for Doc. Last year it had been easy; Sprocket had given Doc a wonderful old hammer he found in a trash can. But this year Sprocket hadn't found the right gift and now it's too late. It's snowing outside and Doc will soon be home from his annual Boy Scout reunion. But unbeknownst to Sprocket, Traveling Matt is trudging through the snow toward Doc's workshop and Fraggle Rock. And through a strange turn of events that leaves everyone a little bit confused, Matt ends up solving poor Sprocket's problem.

A Fraggle Rock Party (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Photos. Hardback, 10 pages.

The books in this series are about 8 by 7 inches, are all cardboard (including the pages), contain photographs instead of drawings, and have no author or other credits listed.

This is a short story narrated by Boober Fraggle about a radish gathering excursion. Lot's of fun photos in this one.

The Doozers of Fraggle Rock (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Photos. Hardback, 10 pages.

This book explains what Doozers do with some nice pictures of the Doozer Dome.

Red Fraggle's Birthday (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Photos. Hardback, 10 pages.

A short story narrated by Mokey Fraggle about a surprise party for Red Fraggle. More great pictures!

Prince Junior Gorg (1984)

Published in 1984 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Photos. Hardback, 10 pages.

A short story narrated by Junior Gorg telling about his family and how he spends his days working in the garden and trying to catch pesky Fraggles!

Gobo Fraggle and the Poison Cackler (1984)

Published in 1984 by Hasbro Bradley, Inc. By Jerry Juhl.
Pictures by Sue Venning. Illustrations. Also released as a book and record.

This is a wonderfully illustrated and well written story about how Gobo Fraggle had to hunt down a dreaded Poison Cackler but did not feel as brave as everyone though he seemed. He later finds out that his mission is not exactly what he expected it to be.

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987-1989

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