A Birthday for Frances

A Birthday for Frances

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by Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban
     
 

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s her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous'and being jealous. ‘[Frances] is every youngster who chafes at being the un-birthday child.

Author Biography: Russell Hoban, author of A Bargain For Frances, also wrote five other books about Frances: A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances,

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s her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous'and being jealous. ‘[Frances] is every youngster who chafes at being the un-birthday child.

Author Biography: Russell Hoban, author of A Bargain For Frances, also wrote five other books about Frances: A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, and Bread and Jam for Frances, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban, and Bedtime for Frances, illustrated by Garth Williams. Mr. Hoban lives in London, England.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Who hasn't felt a twinge of jealousy when another sibling is getting all the attention? Frances's little sister Gloria is going to have a birthday. Mother is busy with preparations and Frances tries to pretend that nothing is happening, but finally she decides that she would like to buy Gloria a present. Four balls and a Chompo Bar, don't make it home, but with Father's assistance the Chompo Bar is put away for safe keeping. Frances finally joins in the fun and gives away the delicious candy, which the birthday girl thoroughly enjoys. 1995 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060837976
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
I Can Read Book 2 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
99,243
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Russell Hoban was the author of A Bargain for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, and Bread and Jam for Frances, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban. He also wrote Bedtime for Frances, illustrated by Garth Williams.

Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances.

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A Birthday for Frances 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book for 1st grader
NancyGuest More than 1 year ago
My children all loved the Russell and Lillian Hoban books about Frances the Badger, especially my daughters -- and now my grandchildren are enjoying these fine books, too. The stories, told with humor and insight, make subtle points about sharing or kindness or responsibility. Great bedtime stories to be read aloud to pre-schooler!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Birthday for Frances is my all time favorite book! My siblings & I even have an on-going joke about Chompo bars. Our kids (cousins) even know the chompo bar song. I wish I could find the record that came with this book. I can still hear all the characters in my head. Great children's book, a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had a show & tell (the tv like machine that played records as you read along or you could play a slide strip with the record) and this was my favorite book!