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Russell Hoban

  • 5 stars across 22 books
    Russell Hoban was born in Pennsylvania in 1925. He went to art school before serving in World War II and was a freelance illustrator eight years before taking up full-time writing. His many works of fiction and poetry for both adults and children have won him many awards. The Mouse and his Child has been hailed as one of the great children's classics of the twentieth century.
    1st September 2012

    Rosie's Magic Horse

    A story that could only have come from the imagination of Russell Hoban! Brought vividly to life by picture book great, ... More

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    20th February 1992

    Ace Dragon

    One of a series of early reading books with large print and colour illustrations, this is the story of a dragon who wear... More

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    20th March 2015

    Jim's Lion

    Russell Hoban's moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic... More

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    29th April 2010

    Sorely Trying Day

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    1st April 2015

    A Near Thing for Captain Najork

    Another classic from Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, featuring a jam-powered frog and an eccentric headmistress ... as ... More

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    4th June 2015

    Wild Boy and the Black Terror

    The second in a series of pacy, mystery-adventure stories, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. A n... More

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    1st November 2014

    The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

    A hilarious romp that begins with a wobbly table ... and ends with a bunch of dancing elephants! "This table," said the... More

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    20th August 1992

    Dinner at Albertas

    A tale of how love of Alberta reforms the uncouth Arthur who has no manners, but decides to learn them when Alberta invi... More

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    1st October 2000

    The Sea-Thing Child

    One stormy night the sea-thing child, a draggled heap of scales and feathers, is flung up on the beach. Afraid of the wi... More

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    22nd October 2013

    How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

    A classic tale of the triumph of fooling-around fun over humourless no-nonsense adult disapproval! Tom loves to fool ar... More

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