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Title:
A baby sister for Frances
ISBN:
9780060223359

9780694700189

9780064430067

9780060838041

9780808524083
Publication Information:
New York ; Evanston ; London : Harper & Row, ©1964.
Physical Description:
31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Printed in the United States of America"--Title page verso.
Summary:
When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away--but not too far.
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Summary

Frances's new baby sister seems to have everyone's attention. No one has time for Frances, until one day she decides to do something about it.

"Well," said Frances, "things are not very good around here anymore. No clothes to wear. No raisins for the oatmeal. I think maybe I'll run away."

And she does, but not too far away. Just far enough so she can still hear her parents say how much she is missed.

This tender, realistic story about a familiar family situation has been a favorite with children everywhere. Now it is made even more special with Lillian Hoban's warm and inviting full-color illustrations, and readers of all ages will once again be entranced.


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)


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Horn Book Review

When Frances the badger feels unloved and neglected when her family gains a new baby sister, she runs away -- under the dining-room table. The gentle and quietly humorous story, with its realistic treatment of a familiar family situation, has been reissued in full color. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.