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The Frances Audio Collection - Russell Hoban - Audio Book CD

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The Frances Audio Collection - Russell Hoban - Audio Book CD

The Frances Audio Collection

by Russell Hoban

performed by Glynis Johns

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The Frances Audio Collection by Russell Hoban - Audio Book CD

Brand New : 1 CD - 45 minutes

This collection involves 4 endearing favorites, Bedtime for Frances; A Baby Sister for Frances; Bread and Jam for Frances; and A Birthday for Frances. Children usually cheer for Frances as she cleverly avoids her bedtime, stubbornly refuses to consume anything but bread and jam, and struggles to not eat the tempting, chocolatey birthday present she has only purchased for her young sister, Gloria. These reassuring and funny stories are simply right for those amazing days of childhood!

About the Author Russell Hoban

Russell Conwell Hoban (born February 4, 1925) is an American author of fantasy, research fiction, mainstream fiction, magic realism, poetry, and children's books who lives in England. Hoban was born in Lansdale, really outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of 2 Jewish Ukrainian immigrants. He was called after Russell Conwell. After quickly attending Temple University, he enlisted in the Army at age 18 and served in the Philippines and Italy as a radio operator during World War II. During his military service, he married his initially spouse, Lillian Hoban (née Aberman), who later illustrated several of his books.french audio

Russell Hoban then worked as an illustrator (painting many covers for TIME, Sports Illustrated, and The Saturday Evening Post) and an advertising copywriter—occupations which many of his characters later shared—before composing and illustrating his initial children's book, What Does It Do and How Does It Work. "About the Artist" in the Macmillan Classics Edition of Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (second printing 1965), which Hoban illustrated, notes that he worked in advertising for Batten Barton Durstine & Osborn and that later he became the art director of J. Walter Thompson: "Heavy machinery later became topics for his paintings, and this led him into the children's book field with all the writing and illustrating of What Does It Do and How Does It Work? and The Atomic Submarine." That section found on the artist points out furthermore that at the time the book's illustrations were copyrighted, in 1964, Hoban was training drawing at the School of Visual Arts, in New York, collaborating with his initially spouse on their fifth children's book, and living in Connecticut.

Russell Hoban wrote only for kids for the upcoming decade, and was ideal recognized for his series of brief books starring Frances, a temperamental badger child, whose escapades were in piece based found on the experiences of his 4 youngsters, Phoebe, Abrom, Esme and Julia, and their neighbors. The Mouse and His Child, a dark philosophical story for elder youngsters, appeared in 1967 and was Russell Hoban's initially full-length novel. In 1969, Hoban, his spouse, and their kids travelled to London, intending to remain just a brief time. The wedding dissolved, and while the rest of the family returned to the United States, Russell Hoban stayed in London and has resided there ever since. All of his adult novels except Riddley Walker, Pilgermann and Fremder are set in entire or piece in modern London.

In 1971, Russell Hoban wrote a book employing concepts borrowed from "The Gift of the Magi" called Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas, which further reached fans through a 1977 specialized initially built for HBO by the Jim Henson Company. The book was illustrated by his then-wife, Lillian Hoban, whose drawn reditions of these characters were faithfully replicated by the Muppet creators. The story informs of the bad mom and son who do what they should to test to supply a specialized Christmas to 1 another, taking a route neither of them expected. The 1985 movie Turtle Diary was adapted from his novel Turtle Diary by Harold Pinter.

Russell Hoban today lives with his 2nd spouse, Gundula Ahl; they have 3 youngsters, 1 of whom is the composer Wieland Hoban, to whom Riddley Walker is devoted. Wieland has set 1 of his father's texts in his piece Night Roads (1998-99). Russell Hoban is frequently described as a fantasy writer; just 2 of his novels, Turtle Diary and The Bat Tattoo, are completely without supernatural ingredients. But, the fantasy ingredients are presented as just moderately surprising developments in an otherwise realistic modern story, i.e. magic realism. Exceptions include Kleinzeit (a comic fantasy whose characters include Death, Hospital, and Underground), Riddley Walker (usually considered research fiction due to its futuristic though primitive setting), Pilgermann (a historic novel about the Crusades), and Fremder (a more recognisably science-fiction novel). Many of his novels can furthermore be considered romances, following the development of the relationship between 2 characters who frequently take turns as narrators, bonding over some well-known obsession or creative interest. There is frequent repetition of the same images and themes in different contexts: for example, countless of Russell Hoban's functions refer to lions, Orpheus, Eurydice, Persephone, Vermeer, severed heads, heart condition, flickering, Odilon Redon, and King Kong.

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