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A Birthday for Frances

Written by Russell Hoban & illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Published by HarperCollins
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Apr 28, 1976
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4-8
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As her little sister Gloria’s birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous and being jealous. Frances wrestles with temptation when she buys her sister candy for her birthday and then thinks about keeping it for herself. Frances becomes mean and selfish, until rare generosity and birthday spirit move her to reluctantly give her coveted gift.

Frances is every youngster who chafes at being the un-birthday child.

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Who Wrote A Birthday for Frances

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Russell Hoban

<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>

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Who Illustrated A Birthday for Frances

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Lillian Hoban

<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>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780064430074
Publication Date:
April 28, 1976
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0064430073

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