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Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban. Pictures by Lillian Hoban. []



When I heard that the author of Bread and Jam for Frances had died, however, I wanted to share this book from my childhood. Bread and Jam for Frances tells the story of a young child (who happens to be a badger) who loves bread and jam and doesn’t want to eat anything else. With memorable characters, and great illustrations, I the Frances books will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

(Interestingly, the Wikipedia page on Russell Hoban reveals that he wrote books for adults as well. I didn’t know that! Forbes Library has one of them, Riddley Walker, and many more are available through interlibrary loan!)