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Russell Hoban (1925–2011)

Autor/a de Bread and Jam for Frances

115+ obres 25,214 Membres 441 Ressenyes 59 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photograph courtesy of Lisa Greenstein, 2005.


Obres de Russell Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) 3,593 exemplars
A Bargain for Frances (1970) 3,353 exemplars
Bedtime for Frances (1960) 3,088 exemplars
Best Friends for Frances (1969) 1,987 exemplars
A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) 1,679 exemplars
A Birthday for Frances (1968) 1,433 exemplars
Riddley Walker: Expanded Edition (1998) — Autor — 1,328 exemplars
Riddley Walker (1980) — Autor — 1,314 exemplars
The Mouse and His Child (1967) 1,035 exemplars
Diari de tortugues (1975) 602 exemplars
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (1971) — Autor — 382 exemplars
The Mole Family's Christmas (1969) 359 exemplars
Pilgermann (1983) 338 exemplars
The Medusa Frequency (1987) 327 exemplars
Kleinzeit (1974) 297 exemplars
The Little Brute Family (1656) 180 exemplars
Amaryllis Night and Day (2001) 174 exemplars
Harvey's Hideout (1969) 173 exemplars
The Bat Tattoo (2002) 142 exemplars
Linger Awhile (2006) 138 exemplars
Fremder (1996) 135 exemplars
Angelica's Grotto (1999) 132 exemplars
Charlie the Tramp (1966) 123 exemplars
Monsters (1989) 113 exemplars
Her Name Was Lola (2003) 113 exemplars
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1996) — Original story — 97 exemplars
The Sorely Trying Day (1964) 87 exemplars
Dinner at Alberta's (1974) 85 exemplars
Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer (1998) 81 exemplars
Soonchild (2012) 80 exemplars
The Marzipan Pig (1986) 79 exemplars
Jim's Lion (2001) — Autor — 75 exemplars
The Sea-Thing Child (1972) 73 exemplars
Rosie's Magic Horse (2012) 73 exemplars
Come Dance With Me (2005) 72 exemplars
Nothing to Do (1964) 67 exemplars
A Near Thing for Captain Najork (1975) 64 exemplars
My Tango with Barbara Strozzi (2007) 58 exemplars
Angelica Lost and Found (2010) 57 exemplars
Trouble on Thunder Mountain (1999) 55 exemplars
The Moment Under the Moment (1992) 55 exemplars
The Trokeville Way (1996) 54 exemplars
The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant (1978) 52 exemplars
Tom and the Two Handles (1965) 51 exemplars
Ace Dragon Ltd (1980) 45 exemplars
A Russell Hoban Omnibus (1999) 42 exemplars
La Corona and the Tin Frog (1821) 38 exemplars
The Frances Collection (2008) 38 exemplars
The Rain Door (1986) 33 exemplars
Arthur's New Power (1771) 29 exemplars
The Pedalling Man (1968) 23 exemplars
Jim Frog (1983) 17 exemplars
The Great Gumdrop Robbery (1981) 17 exemplars
M.O.L.E. (1747) 13 exemplars
The Dancing Tigers (1979) 13 exemplars
Ten What? (1973) 13 exemplars
Lavinia Bat (1984) 12 exemplars
The Flight of Bembel Rudzuk (1982) 12 exemplars
Herman the Loser (1961) 11 exemplars
Letitia Rabbit's String Song (1973) 10 exemplars
Ponders (1988) 9 exemplars
They Came from Aargh! (1981) 8 exemplars
The roar of the crowd; conversations with an ex-big-leaguer (1964) — Il·lustrador — 8 exemplars
The Serpent Tower (1981) 7 exemplars
Flat Cat (1980) 7 exemplars
Save my place, (1967) 6 exemplars
Ugly Bird (1969) 5 exemplars
The Song in My Drum (1962) 5 exemplars
Court of Winged Serpent (1994) 4 exemplars
Some snow said hello (1963) 3 exemplars
Goodnight (1969) 3 exemplars
Henry and the Monstrous Din (1966) 3 exemplars
Monster Film (1995) 2 exemplars
The Second Mrs Kong 2 exemplars
London men and English men, (1962) 2 exemplars
Leon boaz-jachin (1989) 1 exemplars
Dark Oliver 1 exemplars
Frances 1 exemplars
FANCY THAT! (2013) 1 exemplars
Frances (2021) 1 exemplars
Gimmi e la Torre solitaria (1995) 1 exemplars
Bernard Le Clochard 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Household Tales {Crane} (1963) — Introducció, algunes edicions759 exemplars
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Col·laborador — 262 exemplars
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Col·laborador — 149 exemplars
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing (1993) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions44 exemplars
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Scary! 2: More Stories That Will Make You Scream (2001) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Puffin Annual: No. 1 (Puffin Books) (1974) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories about Birds (2011) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 8, April 1976 (1976) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Marizipan Pig [1990 TV episode] — Original book — 1 exemplars
Turtle Diary [1985 film] — Original story — 1 exemplars
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Children's book about clockwork mice a Name that Book (abril 2009)


Wow, this is quite a book. Ridley Walker, the narrator of the story, is a 12 year old living in a post-apocalyptic East England. His language is a heavily distorted, and simplified, English (making some parts tricky to decipher), reflecting the essentially medieval society he lives in, 2000 years after The Bad Time.

Just about all knowledge from our time has been lost, but there are fragments of it echoed in nursery rhymes and folk tales that recur throughout the novel. Just as Riddley's language is a distorted echo of our English, with faux-amis-like homonyms revealing unintended meanings, the nursery rhymes and folk tales contain kernels of forgotten knowledge from the time before the apocalypse. This is done exceptionally well - while part of the fun of the book is trying to spot the origins of these folk stories, they are not the clumsy, direct allegories one might expect, but have the real ring of organic myth.

It is interesting that the society seems restrained by their knowledge of the pre-apocalyptic world. If they were starting from scratch you feel they'd make greater progress. As it is, they are trying to recreate what they knew we have without the necessary foundations, and so seem doomed to stagger around in fruitless circles (like an emergent religion based on fossilised world models, à la J. G. Frazer's The Golden Bough).

This, along with the depravation and sheer grimness of Riddley's world, and the inevitable power struggles and cruelty make the book a somewhat depressing, harrowing read with an underlying despair at the human condition. But then there are also definitely kernels of optimism, partly from the eponymous character's resilience, but also from the creativity evinced by their new myths and the emergent culture that comes from it.

Riddley Walker is a great book - linguistically rich and challenging, with a well-constructed future-primitive world with a convincing culture. Not always easy, but it grabbed me and kept me reading - even if, sometimes, only a couple of pages at a time. And as soon as I finished I wanted to go back and re-read sections of it - as well as look up other people's thoughts about the book (I haven't done that yet). There are so many characters, phrases and incidents which have firmly lodged themselves in my subconscious that Riddley Walker will stay with me for quite a while.
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thisisstephenbetts | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Nov 25, 2023 |
Considering that the story is about the misadventures of a clockwork father mouse and child, and their encounters with various talking birds/animals, this is actually quite a dark tale and not at all twee. Instead, violence, death and squalor are evident in abundance, with a wry black comedy setting, such as the alternative society developed by rats in the dump, and the avant garde travelling player company run by crows. Similarly, a dog food label provides the philosophical linking theme, as the Last Visible Dog becomes the symbol for eternity.

A book that works on a number of levels, and I would've rated it more highly, only for me, it loses momentum once the eponymous characters start to achieve their goal of being reunited with the clockwork elephant and seal from the toyshop where they all began, and acquiring the dollhouse from there.
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kitsune_reader | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
This book is unique and brilliant. This is my second time through and I am as awed as I was the first time. Lillian Hoban's illustrations are a wonderful accompaniment. Appropriate reading for adults and those that might want to read to them..
dbsovereign | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Oct 11, 2023 |
The classic funny story about a stubborn little badger with very particular tastes in food.

Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won't touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets.

Unless her parents can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!

Join the generations of families that have laughed along as Frances sings "Jam on biscuits, jam on bread, Jam is the thing I like most, Jam is sticky, jam is sweet, Jam is tasty, jam's a treat--raspberry, strawberry, gooseberry, I'm very FOND...OF...JAM!"… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 71 ressenyes més | Sep 21, 2023 |


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