A Bargain for Frances

Hoban, Russell

(Book - 1992)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Bargain for Frances
Frances foils Thelma's plot to trick her out of a new china set.

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Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HarperCollins, c1992
Edition: Newly illustrated ed
ISBN: 9780064440011
Branch Call Number: jE Reader HOBAN
Characteristics: 62 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoban, Lillian Illustrator


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For teaching story elements: Problem/character's trials to solve problem

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Jun 12, 2014
  • ClairePoe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I liked the whole story! I liked when Frances and Thelma shared.

Apr 19, 2014
  • vontiveros1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great for little kids to learn about playing fair. The characters are so cute. I did a puppet show for this book and the students really loved it and got involved with the main theme of the story.

Nov 16, 2013
  • tesstlc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I used to love these books (and books on tape) when I was a kid.

This one I particularly loved for my 4 year old. She is having some issues with honesty and this book brings up some really good issues about trust and truthfulness - everything is not all black and white like in many children's books.

Feb 09, 2013
  • CheekyChan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i have always loved these books though i am 10 the books are more for young kids but i still love them and enjoy reading them and i love the drawings very much i think its creative that this book is about a badger my teacher has read this book to our class before i thought i should get it from the library because i love these books :)

Dec 06, 2012
  • IrishMoon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I had never heard of this classic before, until I heard Melissa Harris-Perry discuss it on her show, so I got it for my four and a half year old granddaughter. I loved it because it shows how we need to be careful with friends as they don’t always have our best interests at heart. My only slight concern with the book (as with most children’s books) is that things aren’t always able to be worked out in the end, so another life skill to teach a child is to let them know that at times, it’s okay to walk away from a friendship that isn’t equal.


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Dec 06, 2012
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Aug 09, 2012
  • blue_fish_406 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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