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Author photo. Photograph courtesy of Lisa Greenstein, 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Lisa Greenstein, 2005.

Russell Hoban (1925–2011)

Author of Bread and Jam for Frances

Includes the names: Russel Hoban, Russel Hoban, Russell Hoban, Russell Hobain, Russedll Hoban

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Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925. He attended art school in Philadelphia and during World War II, he served in the Army and earned a Bronze Star. He taught art in New York and Connecticut, and also worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance illustrator before beginning his career as a writer. He began publishing children's books in the late 1950s, including What Does It Do and How Does It Work?, Bedtime for Frances and the six other books featuring Frances, The Story of Hester Mouse Who Became a Writer, What Happened When Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies, and The Mouse and His Child, which was adapted as an animated film in 1977. In 1973, he published his first adult novel, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. His other books for adults include Turtle Diary, Pilgermann, and Ridley Walker. He received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award for Ridley Walker. He died on December 13 at the age of 86. In 2015 he made the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for his title Jim's Lion wth illlustrator Alexis Deacon. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Bread and Jam for Frances 3,034 copies, 69 reviews
A Bargain for Frances 2,790 copies, 26 reviews
Bedtime for Frances 2,591 copies, 32 reviews
Best Friends for Frances 1,636 copies, 22 reviews
A Baby Sister for Frances 1,434 copies, 15 reviews
A Birthday for Frances 1,241 copies, 18 reviews
Riddley Walker: Expanded Edition (Author) 1,234 copies, 49 reviews
Riddley Walker (Author) 1,211 copies, 22 reviews
The Mouse and His Child 947 copies, 28 reviews
Turtle Diary 543 copies, 16 reviews
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (Author) 317 copies, 5 reviews
Pilgermann 313 copies, 1 review
The Medusa Frequency 308 copies, 2 reviews
The Mole Family's Christmas 294 copies, 5 reviews
Kleinzeit 288 copies, 6 reviews
Amaryllis Night and Day 164 copies, 6 reviews
The Little Brute Family 161 copies, 6 reviews
Harvey's Hideout 152 copies, 3 reviews
The Bat Tattoo 143 copies, 5 reviews
Linger Awhile 131 copies, 3 reviews
Fremder 129 copies, 3 reviews
Angelica's Grotto 126 copies, 3 reviews
Charlie the Tramp 114 copies, 11 reviews
Her Name Was Lola 110 copies, 1 review
Monsters 103 copies, 2 reviews
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [1977 TV movie] (Original story) 87 copies, 1 review
The Sorely Trying Day 75 copies, 1 review
Soonchild 73 copies, 2 reviews
Come Dance With Me 70 copies, 3 reviews
The Sea-Thing Child 67 copies, 4 reviews
Jim's Lion (Author) 66 copies, 5 reviews
Rosie's Magic Horse 65 copies, 5 reviews
Nothing to Do 58 copies
My Tango with Barbara Strozzi 52 copies, 5 reviews
Angelica Lost and Found 51 copies, 3 reviews
The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant 51 copies, 1 review
Trouble on Thunder Mountain 48 copies, 3 reviews
Ace Dragon Ltd 39 copies, 1 review
La Corona and the Tin Frog 33 copies, 2 reviews
The Rain Door 29 copies, 2 reviews
Jim Frog 16 copies, 1 review
Ten What? 13 copies, 2 reviews
M.O.L.E. 13 copies
Lavinia Bat 10 copies
Ponders 8 copies
Flat Cat 6 copies
They Came from Aargh! 6 copies, 1 review
Ugly Bird 5 copies
Good-night 2 copies
Frances 1 copy
Goodnight 1 copy
Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm (Introduction, some editions) 707 copies, 25 reviews
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Granta 42: Krauts! (Contributor) 120 copies
Granta 10: Travel Writing (Contributor) 82 copies
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (Contributor) 64 copies
Granta 13: After the Revolution (Contributor) 47 copies
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (Contributor, some editions) 37 copies
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