A Bargain for Frances

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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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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"A Bargain for Frances" by Russell Hoban, is a book I read when I was younger along with Nicobobinus, and others, The Great Brain Series, and Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising. I love how Frances just wants to be friends with Thelma, but Thelma doesn't see it. Frances likes to have tea parties and so does Thelma, so when they are both talking about the new tea set at the store, they both make a deal. No backsies! 

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Russell Hoban was the author of A Bargain for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, and Bread and Jam for Frances, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban. He also wrote Bedtime for Frances, illustrated by Garth Williams.

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