Bread and Jam for Lillian Hoban

18 May 2010

“That is how it is, Alice…
Your birthday is always the one that is not now.”

- A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban, pictures by Lillian Hoban.

Today is not my birthday. But it is the birthday of Lillian Hoban. Shall we celebrate with bread and jam? Or, perhaps, a Chompo Bar.

And read this Ode to Frances: “Who would have known that Russell Hoban’s tales of a badger would teach generations of children the difficult work of becoming human?”

One Response to “Bread and Jam for Lillian Hoban”

  1. Lily Says:

    Oh, I do so love Frances. The boys have this thing they call the Frances lunch: it’s a million small food items, some very eccentric, all carefully wrapped, which I believe is what she ate in Best Friends for Frances.


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