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A Bargain for Frances 1970

A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban; illustrated by Lillian Hoban As a mom of two daughters, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about how children, girls in particular, interact with each other and worrying about how catty they can be. Believe me, it starts surprisingly early, and A Bargain for Frances does […]

August 17th, 2011

The Story of Babar (1933)

The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff OK, seriously, can anyone resist an elephant dressed in a green suit? With more than 30,000 publications in over 17 languages, over 8 million books sold, and a TV series broadcast in 30 languages in over 150 countries, Babar is one of the most recognizable elephants worldwide. […]

May 11th, 2011