Frances and Thelma are friends — most of the time
Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it’s the last straw. Can Frances show her that it’s better to lose a bargain than lose a friend?
<p>Russell Hoban was the author of <em>A Bargain for Frances</em>, <em>A Baby Sister for Frances</em>, <em>Best Friends for Frances</em>, <em>A Birthday for Frances</em>, and <em>Bread and Jam for Frances</em>, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban. He also wrote <em>Bedtime for Frances</em>, illustrated by Garth Williams.</p>
<p>Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including <em>Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur</em>, <em>Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving</em>, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances.</p>