Synopses & Reviews
Sisters that are much too small
To throw a catch or bat a ball
Are really not much good at all . . .
Frances doesn't think her younger sister Gloria can be her friend. Besides, Albert is Frances's friend. But when Albert has a no-girls baseball game, Frances sets out to prove to Albert a thing or two about friendship—and what girls can do. Along the way, Frances discovers that sisters can indeed be friends . . . maybe even best friends.
The irrepressible Frances teaches Albert, the badger next door, about friendship.
Frances doesn't think her little sister can be her friend, but after being left out of her best friend Albert's no-girls baseball game, Frances finds that sisters can indeed be friends--even best friends. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this favorite story about friendship is now reillustrated in full color.
For the first time ever, this classic story is available in the I Can Read format. With gently abridged text and beautiful full-color art, this edition will introduce a new generation of beginning readers to Hoban's lovable, irrepressible badger.
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.