Synopses & Reviews
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?
One day Thelma tricks Frances into buying her old plastic tea set. Thelma says there are no backsies on the bargain. Can Frances come up with a plan that will change her friend's mind?
About the Author
Russell Hoban is the author of more than 20 books for children and adults. He is perhaps best known for his character Frances the badger, featured in 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, and the modern classic The Mouse and His Child
. He passed away at the age of 86 in 2011.