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Title:
A bargain for Frances
Author:
Hoban, Russell.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Newly illustrated edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : HarperCollins, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
62 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Frances foils Thelma's plot to trick her out of a new china set.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
470 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 6252.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.6 2 Quiz: 00909 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780060223298

9780060223304
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

One day Thelma tricks Frances into buying her old plastic tea set. Thelma says there are no backsies on the bargain. Can Frances come up with a plan that will change her friend's mind?

Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)


Author Notes

Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925. He attended art school in Philadelphia and during World War II, he served in the Army and earned a Bronze Star. He taught art in New York and Connecticut, and also worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance illustrator before beginning his career as a writer.

He began publishing children's books in the late 1950s, including What Does It Do and How Does It Work?, Bedtime for Frances and the six other books featuring Frances, The Story of Hester Mouse Who Became a Writer, What Happened When Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies, and The Mouse and His Child, which was adapted as an animated film in 1977.

In 1973, he published his first adult novel, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. His other books for adults include Turtle Diary, Pilgermann, and Ridley Walker. He received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award for Ridley Walker. He died on December 13 at the age of 86. In 2015 he made the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for his title Jim's Lion wth illlustrator Alexis Deacon.

(Bowker Author Biography)