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A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban
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A Birthday for Frances (original 1969; edition 1994)

by Russell Hoban (Author)

Series: Frances (4)

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Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her coveted gift.
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Title:A Birthday for Frances
Authors:Russell Hoban (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (1994), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages
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Frances has a difficult time when her little sister Gloria's birthday arrives, and all the attention and presents go to her. Frances isn't sure whether to give Gloria her present or keep it for herself, but ultimately her better angels win out. ( )
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Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but the birthday spirit moves her reluctantly to give a coveted gift.
  NMiller22 | Aug 2, 2019 |
One of the best children's books. ( )
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As her little sister Gloria's birthday approaches, Frances wavers between being generous'and being jealous. ‘[Frances] is every youngster who chafes at being the un-birthday child.
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