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Russell Hoban (1925–2011)

Autor(a) de Bread and Jam for Frances

113+ Works 26,163 Membros 447 Reviews 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 de Russell Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) 3,760 cópias
A Bargain for Frances (1970) 3,572 cópias
Bedtime for Frances (1960) — Autor; Autor — 3,221 cópias
Best Friends for Frances (1969) 2,080 cópias
A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) 1,778 cópias
A Birthday for Frances (1968) 1,500 cópias
Riddley Walker: Expanded Edition (1998) — Autor — 1,354 cópias
Riddley Walker (1980) — Autor — 1,341 cópias
The Mouse and His Child (1967) 1,059 cópias
Turtle Diary (1975) 616 cópias
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (1971) — Autor — 396 cópias
The Mole Family's Christmas (1969) 381 cópias
Pilgermann (1983) 344 cópias
The Medusa Frequency (1987) 332 cópias
Kleinzeit (1974) 305 cópias
The Little Brute Family (1656) 188 cópias
Harvey's Hideout (1969) — Autor — 176 cópias
Amaryllis Night and Day (2001) 175 cópias
The Bat Tattoo (2002) 144 cópias
Fremder (1996) 139 cópias
Linger Awhile (2006) 139 cópias
Angelica's Grotto (1999) 135 cópias
Charlie the Tramp (1966) 130 cópias
Her Name Was Lola (2003) 116 cópias
Monsters (1989) 116 cópias
Dinner at Alberta's (1974) 90 cópias
Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer (1998) 84 cópias
The Marzipan Pig (1986) 83 cópias
Soonchild (2012) 83 cópias
The Sea-Thing Child (1972) 79 cópias
Jim's Lion (2001) — Autor — 77 cópias
Rosie's Magic Horse (2012) 73 cópias
Nothing to Do (1964) 72 cópias
Come Dance With Me (2005) 72 cópias
Angelica Lost and Found (2010) 60 cópias
Trouble on Thunder Mountain (1999) 58 cópias
The Trokeville Way (1996) 56 cópias
The Moment Under the Moment (1992) 55 cópias
Tom and the Two Handles (1965) 52 cópias
Ace Dragon Ltd (1980) 46 cópias
La Corona and the Tin Frog (1821) 43 cópias
A Russell Hoban Omnibus (1999) 42 cópias
The Frances Collection (2008) 38 cópias
The Rain Door (1986) 36 cópias
Arthur's New Power (1771) 29 cópias
The Pedalling Man (1968) 23 cópias
The Great Gumdrop Robbery (1981) 18 cópias
Jim Frog (1983) 17 cópias
The Dancing Tigers (1979) 15 cópias
Lavinia Bat (1984) 13 cópias
Ten What? (1973) 13 cópias
Herman the Loser (1961) 12 cópias
The Flight of Bembel Rudzuk (1982) 12 cópias
Letitia Rabbit's String Song (1973) 11 cópias
Ponders (1988) 10 cópias
They Came from Aargh! (1981) 8 cópias
Flat Cat (1980) 8 cópias
The Serpent Tower (1981) 7 cópias
Save my place, (1967) 6 cópias
Ugly Bird (1969) 5 cópias
The Song in My Drum (1962) 5 cópias
Court of Winged Serpent (1994) 4 cópias
Goodnight (1969) 4 cópias
Some snow said hello (1963) 3 cópias
Henry and the Monstrous Din (1966) 3 cópias
Frances (2021) 2 cópias
Jim Glotón (1992) 2 cópias
London men and English men, (1962) 2 cópias
Monster Film (1995) 2 cópias
Baby Sister for Francis 1 exemplar(es)
Super Drache. 1 exemplar(es)
Gimmi e la Torre solitaria (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Leon boaz-jachin (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
FANCY THAT! (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1963) 1 exemplar(es)
Dark Oliver 1 exemplar(es)
Bernard Le Clochard 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Household Tales {Crane} (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições772 cópias
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1996) — Original story — 107 cópias
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Contribuinte, algumas edições44 cópias
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Scary! 2: More Stories That Will Make You Scream (2001) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Puffin Annual: No. 1 (Puffin Books) (1974) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds (2011) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 8, April 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Turtle Diary [1985 film] — Original story — 1 exemplar(es)
The Marizipan Pig [1990 TV episode] — Original book — 1 exemplar(es)
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Membros

Discussions

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

Resenhas

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 | outras 25 resenhas | 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 | outras 18 resenhas | 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 | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 25, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
113
Also by
27
Membros
26,163
Popularidade
#799
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
447
ISBNs
703
Idiomas
15
Favorito
59

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