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Lillian Hoban (1925–1998)

Author of Arthur's Honey Bear

39+ Works 8,474 Members 52 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance with Martha Graham, and taught modern dance in New York and Connecticut. She also danced professionally in the 1950's. During her lifetime, she illustrated or show more wrote more than 100 children's books. Her first publication was a book she illustrated, Herman the Loser, written by her husband Russell Hoban, and published in 1961. She illustrated several of his books including London Men and English Men, Charlie the Tramp, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and books about a badger named Frances such as A Baby Sister for Frances. After the couple divorced in 1975, she began writing and illustrating I-Can- Read-Books including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee and his little sister Violet. She died from heart failure on July 17, 1998 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Lillian Hoban

Arthur's Honey Bear (1982) 1,020 copies
Arthur's Funny Money (1981) 652 copies
Arthur's Loose Tooth (1985) 646 copies
Arthur's Prize Reader (1879) 617 copies
Amy Loves the Snow (1989) 590 copies
Arthur's Pen Pal (1976) 573 copies
Arthur's Halloween Costume (1984) 483 copies
Arthur's Great Big Valentine (1989) 470 copies
Arthur's Christmas Cookies (1972) 465 copies
Arthur's Camp-Out (1800) 433 copies
Silly Tilly's Valentine (1998) 259 copies
Arthur's Back to School Day (1996) 238 copies
Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur (1995) 216 copies

Associated Works

Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) — Illustrator — 3,716 copies
A Bargain for Frances (1970) — Illustrator — 3,537 copies
Best Friends for Frances (1969) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,054 copies
A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) — Illustrator — 1,757 copies
A Birthday for Frances (1968) — Illustrator — 1,486 copies
The Mouse and His Child (1967) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,054 copies
The Day the Teacher Went Bananas (1984) — Illustrator — 554 copies
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (1971) — Illustrator — 395 copies
The Mole Family's Christmas (1969) — Illustrator — 378 copies
Busybody Nora (1976) — Illustrator, some editions — 338 copies
Will You Be My Valentine? (1993) — Illustrator — 305 copies
Rip-Roaring Russell (1983) — Illustrator, some editions — 220 copies
The Brave Little Tailor (An Easy-to-read Folktale) (1977) — Illustrator, some editions — 185 copies
The Little Brute Family (1656) — Illustrator, some editions — 185 copies
I Never Did That Before (1995) — Illustrator — 161 copies
Egg Thoughts and Other Frances Songs (1972) — Illustrator, some editions — 138 copies
New Neighbors for Nora (1979) — Illustrator, some editions — 137 copies
Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business (Riverside Kids) (1977) — Illustrator, some editions — 131 copies
Charlie the Tramp (1966) — Illustrator — 127 copies
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1996) — Original story — 105 copies
A Gift-Bear For the King (1966) — Illustrator — 93 copies
Nothing to Do (1964) — Illustrator — 70 copies
I'm Gonna Tell Mama I Want An Iguana (1990) — Illustrator, some editions — 66 copies
Like Me and You (1657) — Illustrator — 65 copies
Little Bear Sleeping (1645) — Illustrator, some editions — 63 copies
Tikvah: Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights (2001) — Contributor — 61 copies
"E" Is for Elisa (1991) — Illustrator, some editions — 50 copies
The Stone Doll of Sister Brute (1968) — Illustrator, some editions — 30 copies
The Pedalling Man (1968) — Illustrator, some editions — 24 copies
A Bargain for Frances / MouseTales (2002) — Illustrator — 9 copies
Lily Boop (1986) — Illustrator — 8 copies
Strawberry Dress Escape (1975) — Illustrator — 6 copies

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Two robbers have stolen Mrs. Turtle's eggs from Meadow Marsh Bank. Arabella Raccoon and her twin brother, Albert, decide they will be the ones to catch the thieves. But finding clues is more difficult than they thought. Arabella and Albert are in for a big surprise... and so are the robbers!
 
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PlumfieldCH | 1 other review | Mar 21, 2024 |
Arthur's gone camping. Violet's camping out too, but her friends don't want Arthur around. So Arthur decides to collect slimy things he knows Violet wouldn't like. But he doesn't count on slippery rocks and swooping bats, or hunger pangs. Then he smells hot dogs roasting over a warm fire...
 
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PlumfieldCH | 2 other reviews | Mar 14, 2024 |
A cute and humorous look at sibling rivalry and bickering. Harvey Muskrat and his older sister, Mildred, try to one-up each other with the exciting things they are doing this summer, like a party or secret club, to which the other isn't invited.

I like the minimal but amusing impact of the parents on a story that is truly about the kids working things out for themselves.
 
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villemezbrown | 4 other reviews | Dec 25, 2023 |
Arthur the chimp is a little worried about losing his loose tooth, until his sister and their babysitter show him the real meaning of bravery.
 
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