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The Mouse and His Child

Author: Russell Hoban

Artist: David Small

Type: Fiction, novel

Published: 1967

I read it: November 2017

It’s strange which books enter into a canon, and which drift away. 633 more words


Seeds For The Robins, Neeps For The Deer.

Storm Caroline made the end of my week a cold, wet and battered one. The area I cover with my sheltered housing job is coastal, and the sea often came up over the road, and some routes were shut entirely. 457 more words


Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

You may know Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas as a movie made by the Jim Henson Studios, but before it started cute and cuddly Muppets, it was a book written by Russell Hoban. 299 more words

Children's Books

#1968Club - Children were reading books too...

I love Simon from Stuck in a Book‘s biannual (I think?) reading weeks, where he chooses a year and rounds up a whole host of posts on titles published that year. 780 more words

Book Reviews

Top ten books about animal/human relationships

I wrote a little list for the Guardian’s “Top Ten Books” feature, delving into some of my favourite writing about how we interact with the animals with which we share the world. 77 more words

Lit rec #170: Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal until, to her surprise, her parents grant her wish (1964).

Based on his 4 daughters & friends;main char brilliantly turned into a badger by Garth Williams. BREAD&JAM FOR FRANCES by Russell Hoban.

What Happened when Jack and Daisy Tried to Fool the Tooth Fairies

Written by Russell Hoban, Illustrated by Lillian Hoban Scholastic, 1965

“What are you looking for?” said Jack to his sister Daisy.

The plot in a nutshell:

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