Works by Dr. Frederick Franck

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Dr. Frederick Franck was born in the Netherlands on the border with Belgium. As a five-year-old boy, he watched from his attic bedroom window as German troops marched into Belgium at the onset of World War I. The experience would help to shape him into a lifelong pacifist. Dr. Franck spent two years in the 1950s in Africa as the dentist for Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s hospital at Lambaréné in Gabon. Near the end of his life, he founded a peace and sculpture garden he called Pacem in Terris in Warwick, New York.

Dr. Franck was a humanist, artist, peace activist, and author of books on the search for peace, spirituality, and artistic expression. We were pleased to know him and are honored to publish some of his books.

Dr. Frederick Franck was born in the Netherlands on the border with Belgium. As a five-year-old boy, he watched from his attic bedroom window as German troops marched into Belgium at the onset of World War I. The experience would help to shape him into a lifelong pacifist. Dr. Franck spent two years in the 1950s in Africa as the dentist for Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s hospital at Lambaréné in Gabon. Near the end of his life, he founded a peace and sculpture garden he called Pacem in Terris in Warwick, New York.

Dr. Franck was a humanist, artist, peace activist, and author of books on the search for peace, spirituality, and artistic expression. We were pleased to know him and are honored to publish some of his books.

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My Days with Albert Schweitzer

Subtitle: A Lambaréné Landscape

Author: Franck, Frederick

Subjects: History; Personal Experience; Africa; Schweitzer, Dr. Albert

ISBN: 978-0-88092-326-2

Order code: 3261

Price: $14.99
Website price: $13.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $10.00 each.
Order code: 3261S

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Dr. Franck established and ran for two years the dental clinic at Albert Schweitzer's hospital at Lambaréné in Gabon. There, he was known as "the tooth doctor who draws." Dr. Franck was an accomplished artist whose works are part of the permanent collection of many museums. He had an eye for detail that informs and enlivens his account of life at Lambaréné with Dr. Schweitzer. Moreover, he has filled this book with sketches of the hospital, the village, the inhabitants, and Dr. Schweitzer. It is a sharp, insightful, and delightful book about an important African landscape and experience of sixty years ago.

Dr. Franck established and ran for two years the dental clinic at Albert Schweitzer's hospital at Lambaréné in Gabon. There, he was known as "the tooth doctor who draws." Dr. Franck was an accomplished artist whose works are part of the permanent collection of many museums. He had an eye for detail that informs and enlivens his account of life at Lambaréné with Dr. Schweitzer. Moreover, he has filled this book with sketches of the hospital, the village, the inhabitants, and Dr. Schweitzer. It is a sharp, insightful, and delightful book about an important African landscape and experience of sixty years ago.

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My Friend in Africa

Author: Franck, Frederick

Subjects: History; Personal Experience; Africa; Medicine; Schweitzer, Dr. Albert

Age: 8, 9, 10

Grade: 3, 4, 5

ISBN: 978-0-88092-325-5

Order code: 3253

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 3253S

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This is the story of a young African boy who is brought to Schweitzer’s clinic for an infection in his foot. There, he comes to admire the doctor and wishes to become a doctor himself, but before he can do so, there is much he has to learn and unlearn. He finds a place and a set of duties at the hospital, only to be sent away by Dr. Schweitzer when his foot has healed. He later returns as a doctor.

My Friend in Africa is based on a true story and is delightfully illustrated by Dr. Franck. It was originally published as a joint publication with the Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities.

This is the story of a young African boy who is brought to Schweitzer’s clinic for an infection in his foot. There, he comes to admire the doctor and wishes to become a doctor himself, but before he can do so, there is much he has to learn and unlearn. He finds a place and a set of duties at the hospital, only to be sent away by Dr. Schweitzer when his foot has healed. He later returns as a doctor.

My Friend in Africa is based on a true story and is delightfully illustrated by Dr. Franck. It was originally published as a joint publication with the Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities.

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Tao of the Cross and The Oxherding Parable

Author: Franck, Frederick

Subjects: Art; Religion; Spirituality; Zen

Order code: 2222

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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This fully illustrated book shows how Dr. Franck translated his drawings of the Christian Stations of the Cross and the ancient Zen Oxherding Parable into twenty stained glass panels, all of which are reproduced in color. After exhibitions in the 1990s, culminating with a three-month show in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the stained glass panels were placed in a specially designed building in the Pacem in Terris garden in Warwick, New York, where they remain. 

This fully illustrated book shows how Dr. Franck translated his drawings of the Christian Stations of the Cross and the ancient Zen Oxherding Parable into twenty stained glass panels, all of which are reproduced in color. After exhibitions in the 1990s, culminating with a three-month show in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the stained glass panels were placed in a specially designed building in the Pacem in Terris garden in Warwick, New York, where they remain.

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