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Russell Hoban (1925–2011)

Autor(a) de Bread and Jam for Frances

112+ Works 25,929 Membros 447 Críticas 59 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Photograph courtesy of Lisa Greenstein, 2005.

Séries

Obras por Russell Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) 3,718 exemplares
A Bargain for Frances (1970) 3,535 exemplares
Bedtime for Frances (1960) — Autor; Autor — 3,180 exemplares
Best Friends for Frances (1969) 2,052 exemplares
A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) 1,757 exemplares
A Birthday for Frances (1968) 1,486 exemplares
Riddley Walker: Expanded Edition (1998) — Autor — 1,349 exemplares
Riddley Walker (1980) — Autor — 1,334 exemplares
The Mouse and His Child (1967) 1,054 exemplares
Turtle Diary (1975) 615 exemplares
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (1971) — Autor — 395 exemplares
The Mole Family's Christmas (1969) 378 exemplares
Pilgermann (1983) 343 exemplares
The Medusa Frequency (1987) 332 exemplares
Kleinzeit (1974) 304 exemplares
The Little Brute Family (1656) 185 exemplares
Harvey's Hideout (1969) — Autor — 176 exemplares
Amaryllis Night and Day (2001) 175 exemplares
The Bat Tattoo (2002) 144 exemplares
Linger Awhile (2006) 139 exemplares
Fremder (1996) 139 exemplares
Angelica's Grotto (1999) 134 exemplares
Charlie the Tramp (1966) 127 exemplares
Her Name Was Lola (2003) 116 exemplares
Monsters (1989) 115 exemplares
Dinner at Alberta's (1974) 90 exemplares
Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer (1998) 84 exemplares
The Marzipan Pig (1986) 83 exemplares
Soonchild (2012) 82 exemplares
The Sea-Thing Child (1972) 78 exemplares
Jim's Lion (2001) — Autor — 77 exemplares
Rosie's Magic Horse (2012) 73 exemplares
Come Dance With Me (2005) 72 exemplares
Nothing to Do (1964) 70 exemplares
A Near Thing for Captain Najork (1975) 65 exemplares
Angelica Lost and Found (2010) 59 exemplares
My Tango with Barbara Strozzi (2007) 58 exemplares
Trouble on Thunder Mountain (1999) 57 exemplares
The Moment Under the Moment (1992) 55 exemplares
The Trokeville Way (1996) 54 exemplares
Tom and the Two Handles (1965) 52 exemplares
The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant (1978) 52 exemplares
Ace Dragon Ltd (1980) 45 exemplares
A Russell Hoban Omnibus (1999) 42 exemplares
La Corona and the Tin Frog (1821) 42 exemplares
The Frances Collection (2008) 38 exemplares
The Rain Door (1986) 35 exemplares
The Stone Doll of Sister Brute (1968) 30 exemplares
Arthur's New Power (1771) 29 exemplares
The Pedalling Man (1968) 24 exemplares
The Great Gumdrop Robbery (1981) 18 exemplares
Jim Frog (1983) 17 exemplares
The Dancing Tigers (1979) 14 exemplares
Ten What? (1973) 13 exemplares
Lavinia Bat (1984) 13 exemplares
Big John Turkle (Ponders Series) (1983) 13 exemplares
The Flight of Bembel Rudzuk (1982) 12 exemplares
Charlie Meadows (Ponders Series) (1984) 11 exemplares
Letitia Rabbit's String Song (1973) 11 exemplares
Herman the Loser (1961) 11 exemplares
Ponders (1988) 9 exemplares
The roar of the crowd; conversations with an ex-big-leaguer (1964) — Ilustrador — 9 exemplares
They Came from Aargh! (1981) 8 exemplares
Flat Cat (1980) 8 exemplares
The Serpent Tower (1981) 7 exemplares
Save my place, (1967) 6 exemplares
Ugly Bird (1969) 5 exemplares
The Song in My Drum (1962) 5 exemplares
Court of Winged Serpent (1994) 4 exemplares
Goodnight (1969) 4 exemplares
Some snow said hello (1963) 3 exemplares
Henry and the Monstrous Din (1966) 3 exemplares
Frances (2021) 2 exemplares
Jim Glotón (1992) 2 exemplares
London men and English men, (1962) 2 exemplares
The Second Mrs Kong 2 exemplares
Monster Film (1995) 2 exemplares
Super Drache. 1 exemplar
Gimmi e la Torre solitaria (1995) 1 exemplar
Leon boaz-jachin (1989) 1 exemplar
FANCY THAT! (2013) 1 exemplar
Dark Oliver 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Household Tales {Crane} (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições770 exemplares
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1996) — Original story — 105 exemplares
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições44 exemplares
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Scary! 2: More Stories That Will Make You Scream (2001) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Puffin Annual: No. 1 (Puffin Books) (1974) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds (2011) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 8, April 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Turtle Diary [1985 film] — Original story — 1 exemplar
The Marizipan Pig [1990 TV episode] — Original book — 1 exemplar
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Discussions

Children's book about clockwork mice em Name that Book (Abril 2009)

Críticas

Frances and Thelma are friends -- most of the time.

Thelma always seems to get Frances into trouble. When she tricks Frances into buying her tea set, it's the last straw. Can Frances show her that it's better to lose a bargain than lose a friend?
 
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PlumfieldCH | 25 outras críticas | Mar 21, 2024 |
‘Two minds full of turtle thoughts’

Quirky middle-aged single introverts ✅ mild existential introspection ✅ environmentally conscious anti-establishment animal rescue ✅ Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban couldn’t fail in seducing me with it’s heartwarming tale. The two said introverts coincidentally (due to the fact they don’t know each other) decide at the same time to do something about the two giant sea turtles at their local zoo which are kept cramped in a tiny tank. The turtles serve as the fulcrum to the lives of Neaera H. a scatty children’s author and new owner of a stolid water beetle and William G. a hard-up divorcee who has lost everything to his ex-wife, but this isn’t a particularly sentimental or predictable tale. It is rather an examination on middle age, loneliness, authenticity and self awareness.

The second role of the turtles is a metaphorical one: they are a symbol of being true to oneself, of concentrating on what is important in your life and accepting who you are. I have collected a lot of Hoban’s works after I read a review drawing comparisons between him and #kurtvonnegut. After my first venture I wouldn’t particularly agree with this, however there is no doubt he was a talented writer and I’m looking forward to the ten or so others of his books I’ve bought, happy in the knowledge he’s good and my unrestrained purchasing seems like it won’t end up being foolish!
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Dzaowan | 18 outras críticas | Feb 15, 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 outras críticas | Dec 25, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
112
Also by
27
Membros
25,929
Popularidade
#802
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
447
ISBN
703
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
59

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