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Lit rec #170: Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal until, to her surprise, her parents grant her wish (1964).

Based on his 4 daughters & friends;main char brilliantly turned into a badger by Garth Williams. BREAD&JAM FOR FRANCES by Russell Hoban.

What Happened when Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies

Written by Russell Hoban, Illustrated by Lillian Hoban Scholastic, 1965

“What are you looking for?” said Jack to his sister Daisy.

The plot in a nutshell:

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Other Books

Why You Should Read: Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

Riddley Walker may just be the most entertainingly slow book I will ever read. Not in plot or pace, but in the way I read it. 485 more words

Book Review

A little badger named Frances

There are some amazing picture books that you may have loved as a child. Your parents may have loved them as children as well. They are by… 362 more words

Children's Books

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CLXXIV (Hoban + Roberts + Piercy + Baker)

1) Two SF/F reads inspired my pseudonym “Joachim Boaz.” The first, a novel from my dad’s shelf by Russell Hoban–The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz  558 more words

Science Fiction

Riddley Walker, by Russell Hoban

I fell in love with the language of this novel, and wanted to share some gems with you, whether you already know the book and would relish meeting it again, or might be drawn to encounter it for the first time! 109 more words

Book Notes

New Statesman | Why I find the prospect of an apocalypse comforting

“Cosy catastrophe” is the nickname the sci-fi writer and historian Brian Aldiss applied to the works of John Wyndham, author of The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day of the Triffids. 115 more words