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Best Friends for Frances
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Best Friends for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

For the first time ever, this classic story is available in the I Can Read format. With gently abridged text and beautiful full-color art, this edition will introduce a new generation of beginning readers to Hoban's lovable,...

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Best Friends for Frances
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Best Friends for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

For the first time ever, this classic story is available in the I Can Read format. With gently abridged text and beautiful full-color art, this edition will introduce a new generation of beginning readers to Hoban's lovable,...

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A Bargain for Frances
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A Bargain for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Frances foils Thelma's plot to trick her out of a new china set.

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Best Friends for Frances
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Best Friends for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Frances doesn't think her little sister can be her friend, but after being left out of her best friend Albert's no-girls baseball game, Frances finds that sisters can indeed be friends--even best friends. Celebrating its 25th...

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Bread and Jam for Frances
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Bread and Jam for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

For the first time ever, this classic story is available in the I Can Read! format. With gently abridged text and beautiful full-color art, this edition introduces a new generation of beginning readers to the lovable,...

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A Birthday for Frances
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A Birthday for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her coveted gift.

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A Baby Sister for Frances
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A Baby Sister for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

When a baby sister arrives, Frances the badger finds a charming way to prove her own importance. Three-color illustrations.

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A Bargain for Frances
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A Bargain for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

For use in schools and libraries only. Thelma usually outsmarts Frances until Frances decides to teach her a lesson about friendship

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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
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Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Now back in print after more than 40 years in beautiful gift edition--the classic story from the creators of the Frances the Badger series that inspired Jim Henson's beloved 1977 Christmas special that remains a holiday-viewing...

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Bread and Jam for Frances
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Bread and Jam for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

In this memorable story, Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat, and her understanding parents grant her wish - at breakfast, lunch, dinner and even at snacktime. Can there ever be too much bread and jam?

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Bread And Jam For Frances
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Bread And Jam For Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won't touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets. Unless...

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A Baby Sister for Frances
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A Baby Sister for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

When a baby sister arrives, Frances the badger finds a charming way to prove her own importance. Three-color illustrations.

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A Birthday for Frances
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A Birthday for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

As her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous--and being jealous.

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Charlie the Tramp
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Charlie the Tramp

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Tramps don't have to do any work. They just tramp around and have a good time. But when Charlie hears water trickling, can he resist the urge to make it stop?

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Harvey's Hideout
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Harvey’s Hideout

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Harvey thinks his big sister, Mildred, is mean and rotten and she thinks he is stupid and no-good, so they both spend some lonely hours refusing to play together.

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Pilgermann
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Pilgermann

Russell Hoban

He climbs a ladder to reach another man's wife and gives himself up to her beauty, but then Pilgermann descends into a mob of peasants inspired by the Pope to shed the blood of Jews. Alone on the cobblestones, he cries out to...

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Turtle Diary
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Turtle Diary

Russell Hoban

The turtles in London Zoo become the mutual obsession of two lonely strangers who dream of setting free the turtles and themselves. Detail by detail their diaries record a world in which thought leads to action and action brings...

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Kleinzeit
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Kleinzeit

Russell Hoban

On a day like any other, Kleinzeit gets fired. Hours later, he finds himself in hospital with a pair of adventurous pyjamas and a recurring geometrical pain. Here, he falls instantly in love with a beautiful night nurse called...

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The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
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The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

Russell Hoban

The map-maker lives in a time when lions are extinct. He makes a map for his son to find everything he could ever want, but suddenly deserts his family to look for a lion. His son, pursuing him, finds a great deal more than just...

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Riddley Walker
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Riddley Walker

Russell Hoban

One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century joins the SF Masterwork list.

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The Medusa Frequency
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The Medusa Frequency

Russell Hoban

Frustrated author Herman Orff takes up the offer of a cure for writer's block and plunges into a semi-dreamland inhabited by a bizarre combination of characters from myth and reality: the talking head of Orpheus, the young girl of...

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Fremder
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Fremder

Russell Hoban

On 4 November 2052 Fremder Gorm is found drifting in space a few megaklicks off Badu, a planet in the Fourth Galaxy. He is the only survivor from Clever Daughter , a battered old tanker. Why did Fremder survive?

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Mr Rinyo-Clacton's Offer
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Mr Rinyo-Clacton’s Offer

Russell Hoban

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Sorely Trying Day
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Sorely Trying Day

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

Father has had a sorely trying day, but what he finds when he comes home isn't going to make it any better.

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Bedtime for Frances
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Bedtime for Frances

Russell Hoban, Garth Williams

Frances has trouble going to sleep because of frightening sounds and objects that may be going to get her.

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The Mouse and His Child
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The Mouse and His Child

Russell Hoban

Funny, thought-provoking and moving, this much loved story is a true classic.

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The Marzipan Pig
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The Marzipan Pig

Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake

Originally published by Farrar Straus Giroux in 1987.

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The Little Brute Family
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The Little Brute Family

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

The Little Brute Family members eat gravel for breakfast, never say please or thank you and kick, yell, punch, and shove. But one day everything changes when Baby Brute finds a lost good feeling wandering around in a field...

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A Baby Sister for Frances
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A Baby Sister for Frances

Russell Hoban

When a baby sister arrives, Frances the badger finds a charming way to prove her own importance. Three-color illustrations.

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A Baby Sister for Frances
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A Baby Sister for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

First published in 1964, this classic Frances story has been reillustrated in colour by the original artist. In this gently funny tale, Frances discovers that she doesn't have to run away just because there's someone new in the...

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Best Friends for Frances
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Best Friends for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

For the first time ever, this classic story is available in the I Can Read format. With gently abridged text and beautiful full-color art, this edition will introduce a new generation of beginning readers to Hoban's lovable,...

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A Bargain for Frances
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A Bargain for Frances

Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban

After being tricked into buying an old plastic tea set by her friend Thelma, Frances learns how to make the best of a bad bargain and teaches Thelma an important lesson about friendship.

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Her Name Was Lola
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Her Name Was Lola

Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban's latest eccentric and charming tale of love and art

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The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
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The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

Russell Hoban

In a not-so-distant future when lions are extinct Jachin-Boaz, a middle-aged mapmaker, leaves home with the wonderful map that was to tell his son where to find everything. In the ruins of a palace at Nineveh, his son Boaz-Jachin...

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Linger Awhile
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Linger Awhile

Russell Hoban

A novel about bloodthirsty 1950s movie cowgirls with hallucinogenic toadsucking properties: this is seductive, fine fiction at the cutting edge of mayhem

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Angelica's Grotto
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Angelica’s Grotto

Russell Hoban

Angelica's Grotto is a pornographic website into which seventy-two-year-old art historian Harold Klein wanders one evening. Klein, a walking catalogue of infirmities, known to medical consultants as 'he who declines to hop the...

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The Turtle Diary
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The Turtle Diary

Russell Hoban

In the aquarium at the London Zoo, three sea turtles swim endlessly in 'their little bedsitter of ocean'. Two lonely people become obsessed with the turtles' captivity, and resolve to rescue them and release them in to the sea....

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Amaryllis Night and Day
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Amaryllis Night and Day

Russell Hoban

The first time Peter Diggs saw Amaryllis she was at a bus stop where the street sign said Balsamic although there was nothing vinegary about the place. That was a dream, and soon, their romance, as weird as it seems, begins to...

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Pilgermann
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Pilgermann

Russell Hoban

He climbs a ladder to reach another man's wife and gives himself up to her beauty, but then Pilgermann descends into a mob of peasants inspired by the Pope to shed the blood of Jews. Alone on the cobblestones, he cries out to...

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Kleinzeit
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Kleinzeit

Russell Hoban

On a day like any other, Kleinzeit gets fired. Hours later, he finds himself in hospital with a pair of adventurous pyjamas and a recurring geometrical pain. Here, he falls instantly in love with a beautiful night nurse called...

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The Bat Tattoo
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The Bat Tattoo

Russell Hoban

Recently widowed and increasingly lonely, Roswell's life had arrived at the point when he felt he needed a tattoo. His ideal image was that of a bat featured on an 18th-century bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, but...

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Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer
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Mr. Rinyo-Clacton’s Offer

Russell Hoban

Jonathan Fitch is distraught when his girfriend, Serafina, leaves him. He is so desperate that when the peculiar Mr Rinyo-Clacton offers him one million pounds but only one year to live, he agrees to the proposal. But what...

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Soonchild
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Soonchild

Russell Hoban, Alexis Deacon

Hoban is the best sort of genius. Patrick Ness, The Guardian

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The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant
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The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake

The inimitable duo of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake tell a hilarious romp that begins with a wobbly table ... and ends with a bunch of dancing elephants!

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Angelica Lost and Found
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Angelica Lost and Found

Russell Hoban

A vertiginous and dazzling spin on the classic quest story by 'far the most imaginative novelist in Britain' (Independent)

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Come Dance With Me
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Come Dance With Me

Russell Hoban

New novel by prolific British novelist Russell Hoban

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How Tom Beat Captain Najork
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How Tom Beat Captain Najork

Russell Hoban, Quentin Blake

Tom is so good at fooling around that he does little else. His Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong, who thinks this is too much like having fun, calls upon the fearsome Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen to teach him a lesson. So the...

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The Mouse and His Child
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The Mouse and His Child

Russell Hoban, David Small

A fiftieth anniversary edition of one of the most important

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