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Freaky Friday is a children's novel by Mary Rodgers first published in the USA in 1972, in which a teenage girl, Annabelle Andrews, and her mother, Ellen Andrews, switch bodies and learn to understand each other better. Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... Mary Rodgers (born January 11, 1931) is a composer of musicals, an author of childrens books, and daughter of Richard Rodgers. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A body swap is a storytelling device seen in a variety of fiction, most often in TV shows and movies, in which two people (or beings) exchange minds and end up in each others bodies. ...


It is also the name of three movies with similar plots based on the book, all made by the Walt Disney Company. The 1976 version stars Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. Their counterparts in the 2003 film are Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. A Disney television version was made in 1995. Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... The Toys were an R&B trio, a girl group, from New York who formed in 1961 and disbanded in 1968. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is a Golden Globe-winning American film actress and a successful writer of books for children. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ...


The book might be considered a modern re-telling of Vice Versa, the 1882 novel by F. Anstey, in which the protagonists are a father and son. This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Thomas Anstey Guthrie (8 August 1856 - 1934) was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey. ...


Two sequels followed Mary Rogers' book, featuring the same characters. In "A Billion for Boris," Annabelle and her friend Boris discover a TV set that tunes into future broadcasts and begin betting on horse races. The book "Summer Switch" concerns Annabelle's brother and Dad, Ben and Bill, who switch bodies, leaving the youngster to negotiate Hollywood and Dad to deal with camp. A television film of "Summer Switch" was made in the mid-80s, starring Robert Klein.


See also

Body swap A body swap is a storytelling device seen in a variety of fiction, most often in TV shows and movies, in which two people (or beings) exchange minds and end up in each others bodies. ...


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Freaky Friday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (197 words)
Freaky Friday is a children's novel by Mary Rodgers first published in the USA in 1972, in which a teenage girl and her mother switch bodies and learn to understand each other better.
It is also the name of three different movies with similar plots based on the book, made by the Walt Disney Company.
Similar to these movies is the intergender Freaky Friday take-off, A Saintly Switch.
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