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Russell Hoban (1925–2011)

Auteur de Bread and Jam for Frances

112+ oeuvres 25,992 utilisateurs 447 critiques 59 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
Crédit image: Photograph courtesy of Lisa Greenstein, 2005.

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Œuvres de Russell Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) 3,728 exemplaires
A Bargain for Frances (1970) 3,545 exemplaires
Bedtime for Frances (1960) — Auteur; Auteur — 3,190 exemplaires
Best Friends for Frances (1969) 2,061 exemplaires
A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) 1,765 exemplaires
A Birthday for Frances (1968) 1,491 exemplaires
Riddley Walker: Expanded Edition (1998) — Auteur — 1,350 exemplaires
Enig Marcheur (1980) — Auteur — 1,335 exemplaires
The Mouse and His Child (1967) 1,057 exemplaires
Turtle Diary (1975) 614 exemplaires
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (1971) — Auteur — 395 exemplaires
The Mole Family's Christmas (1969) 378 exemplaires
Pilgermann (1983) 344 exemplaires
The Medusa Frequency (1987) 332 exemplaires
Kleinzeit (1974) 304 exemplaires
The Little Brute Family (1656) 187 exemplaires
Tom Batifole (1974) 184 exemplaires
Harvey's Hideout (1969) — Auteur — 176 exemplaires
Amaryllis Night and Day (2001) 175 exemplaires
The Bat Tattoo (2002) 144 exemplaires
Linger Awhile (2006) 139 exemplaires
Fremder (1996) 139 exemplaires
Egg Thoughts and Other Frances Songs (1972) 138 exemplaires
Angelica's Grotto (1999) 134 exemplaires
Charlie the Tramp (1966) 127 exemplaires
Elle s'appelait Lola (2003) 116 exemplaires
Monsters (1989) 115 exemplaires
Dinner at Alberta's (1974) 90 exemplaires
Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer (1998) 84 exemplaires
The Marzipan Pig (1986) 83 exemplaires
Soonchild (2012) 82 exemplaires
The Sea-Thing Child (1972) 78 exemplaires
Jim's Lion (2001) — Auteur — 77 exemplaires
Rosie's Magic Horse (2012) 73 exemplaires
Come Dance With Me (2005) 72 exemplaires
Nothing to Do (1964) 70 exemplaires
Tom Bricole (1975) 65 exemplaires
Angelica Lost and Found (2010) 59 exemplaires
My Tango with Barbara Strozzi (2007) 58 exemplaires
Trouble on Thunder Mountain (1999) 57 exemplaires
The Moment Under the Moment (1992) 55 exemplaires
The Trokeville Way (1996) 54 exemplaires
The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant (1978) 53 exemplaires
Tom and the Two Handles (1965) 52 exemplaires
Dragon et Cie (1980) 46 exemplaires
La Corona and the Tin Frog (1821) 43 exemplaires
A Russell Hoban Omnibus (1999) 42 exemplaires
The Frances Collection (2008) 38 exemplaires
The Rain Door (1986) 35 exemplaires
The Stone Doll of Sister Brute (1968) 30 exemplaires
Arthur's New Power (1771) 29 exemplaires
The Pedalling Man (1968) 24 exemplaires
The Great Gumdrop Robbery (1981) 18 exemplaires
Jim Frog (1983) 17 exemplaires
The Dancing Tigers (1979) 14 exemplaires
Ten What? (1973) 13 exemplaires
Lavinia Bat (1984) 13 exemplaires
Big John Turkle (Ponders Series) (1983) 13 exemplaires
The Flight of Bembel Rudzuk (1982) 12 exemplaires
Herman the Loser (1961) 12 exemplaires
Charlie Meadows (Ponders Series) (1984) 11 exemplaires
Letitia Rabbit's String Song (1973) 11 exemplaires
Ponders (1988) 9 exemplaires
The roar of the crowd; conversations with an ex-big-leaguer (1964) — Illustrateur — 9 exemplaires
They Came from Aargh! (1981) 8 exemplaires
Flat Cat (1980) 8 exemplaires
The Serpent Tower (1981) 7 exemplaires
Save my place, (1967) 6 exemplaires
I Can Read! Adventures of Frances (2012) 5 exemplaires
Ugly Bird (1969) 5 exemplaires
The Song in My Drum (1962) 5 exemplaires
Court of Winged Serpent (1994) 4 exemplaires
Goodnight (1969) 4 exemplaires
Some snow said hello (1963) 3 exemplaires
Henry and the Monstrous Din (1966) 3 exemplaires
Frances (2021) 2 exemplaires
Jim Glotón (1992) 2 exemplaires
London men and English men, (1962) 2 exemplaires
The Second Mrs Kong 2 exemplaires
Monster Film (1995) 2 exemplaires
Super Drache. 1 exemplaire
Gimmi e la Torre solitaria (1995) 1 exemplaire
Leon boaz-jachin (1989) 1 exemplaire
FANCY THAT! (2013) 1 exemplaire
Dark Oliver 1 exemplaire
Bernard Le Clochard 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Household Tales {Crane} (1963) — Introduction, quelques éditions770 exemplaires
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contributeur — 278 exemplaires
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contributeur — 150 exemplaires
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Contributeur — 130 exemplaires
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1996) — Original story — 106 exemplaires
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Contributeur — 88 exemplaires
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Contributeur — 72 exemplaires
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contributeur — 54 exemplaires
21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing (1993) — Contributeur — 53 exemplaires
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Contributeur, quelques éditions44 exemplaires
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Contributeur — 43 exemplaires
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Contributeur — 41 exemplaires
Scary! 2: More Stories That Will Make You Scream (2001) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contributeur — 23 exemplaires
Puffin Annual: No. 1 (Puffin Books) (1974) — Contributeur — 20 exemplaires
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contributeur — 15 exemplaires
Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds (2011) — Contributeur — 10 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 8, April 1976 (1976) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
Turtle Diary [1985 film] — Original story — 1 exemplaire
The Marizipan Pig [1990 TV episode] — Original book — 1 exemplaire
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire

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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 autres critiques | 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 autres critiques | 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 autres critiques | Dec 25, 2023 |

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1970s (2)
1960s (1)

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Œuvres
112
Aussi par
27
Membres
25,992
Popularité
#801
Évaluation
4.0
Critiques
447
ISBN
703
Langues
15
Favoris
59

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