Bonham, Frank

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Dates:
Birth 1914
Death 1988-12-16

Biographical notes:

American author of young adult and adult fiction.

From the description of Mystery of the fat cat : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439225

From the description of Logan's choice : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686692

From the description of Fort Hogan : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439216

From the description of Papers, 1941-1988 (bulk 1960-1980). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439212

From the description of The missing persons league : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439223

From the description of Honor bound : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448807

From the description of The friends of the Loony Lake monster : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448804

From the description of Mystery in Little Tokyo : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490948

From the description of War beneath the sea : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490950

From the description of The golden bees of Tulami : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490945

From the description of Secret of the Aztec idol : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490951

From the description of The forever formula : production material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80045645

From the description of Devilhorn : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448802

From the description of The rascals from Haskell's gym : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439227

From the description of A dream of ghosts : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448803

From the description of Burma rifles : a story of Merrill's Marauders : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439215

From the description of Durango Street : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686687

From the description of The forever formula : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686688

From the description of Viva Chicano : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686694

From the description of The ghost front : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686690

From the description of Gimme an H, gimme an E, gimme an L, gimme a P : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686691

From the description of Break for the border : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686684

From the description of Cast a long shadow : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403225

From the description of The mystery of the red tide : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403230

From the description of Speedway contender ; production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403231

From the description of Chief : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403226

From the description of The Vagabundos : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403232

From the description of The loud, resounding sea : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403229

From the description of Cool cat : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403227

From the description of The nitty gritty : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490949

From the description of Hey, big spender! : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490946

Frank Bonham was born February 25, 1914 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Glendale College and served in the United States Army from 1942-1943. Frank Bonham began writing stories in the 1930s, and published his first novel for adults, Lost Stage Valley, in 1948. Throughout his long and prolific career, he wrote hundreds of short stories, dozens of novels, and television scripts.

In 1960, Frank Bonham published his first work for young adults and children, Burma Rifles: A Story of Merrill's Marauders . He continued to write westerns for adults, but increasingly turned his attention to writing realistic fiction for young adults. His young adult novels have been praised by critics for their insights, realism and attention for contemporary issues, as well as for Bonham's compassion for his protagonists, most of whom are young boys who belong to disadvantaged minority groups and face many problems growing up in the inner city. Bonham also wrote science fiction for children such as The Missing Persons League that dealt with a not so Utopian future, and novels that combined contemporary issues with fantasy, such as The Golden Bees of Tulami . Frank Bonham died on December 16, 1988.

From the guide to the Frank Bonham papers, 1941-1982, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Fantasy
  • Family life--Fiction
  • City and town life--Fiction
  • Gangs--Fiction
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • World War, 1939-1945--Fiction
  • Cheese industry--Fiction
  • African Americans--Juvenile fiction
  • Cats--Fiction
  • Automobile racing--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature, American
  • Dolphins--Juvenile fiction
  • Monsters--Juvenile fiction
  • Dolphins--Fiction
  • Submarines (Ships)--Juvenile fiction
  • Gymnastics--Fiction
  • Ghosts--Fiction
  • Fathers and sons--Fiction
  • Gangs--Juvenile fiction
  • Japanese Americans--Fiction
  • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945--Juvenile fiction
  • Mexican Americans--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945--Fiction
  • Emotional problems--Fiction
  • Gymnastics--Juvenile fiction
  • Families--Juvenile fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945--Juvenile fiction
  • African Americans--Fiction
  • Conduct of life--Fiction
  • Japanese Americans--Juvenile fiction
  • Juvenile delinquency--Fiction
  • Cats--Juvenile fiction
  • Monsters--Fiction
  • Indians of North America--Fiction
  • Behavior--Fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Fathers and sons--Juvenile fiction
  • Automobile racing--Fiction
  • City and town life--Juvenile fiction
  • Mexican Americans--Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Indians of North America--Juvenile fiction
  • Submarines--Fiction
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Goats--Fiction

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Places:

  • California (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)