By Russell Hoban. 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? A perennial favorite for parents and children on personal finance, goal setting and ethics. Reading level: Ages 4 and up. HarperCollins (1992), English, Paperback: 64 pages.