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Russell Hoban

Russell Conwell Hoban was born February 4, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Army at age 18 and served in the Philippines and Italy as a radio operator during World War II. After the war, he worked as an illustrator (painting several covers for TIME magazine) and an advertising copywriter, before writing and illustrating his first children's book, What Does It Do and How Does It Work.

Shortly after writing his first full-length novel, The Mouse and His Child, he moved to London in 1969 with his first wife (illustrator Lillian Hoban, who collaborated on his successful children's books about Frances the Badger), intending to stay only a short time. But following the breakup of their marriage, he remained in London and has lived there ever since. Most of his adult novels are set in whole or part in contemporary London.

Hoban is often described as a fantasy writer; only two of his novels, Turtle Diary and The Bat Tattoo, are entirely devoid of supernatural elements. Many of his novels could also be considered romances, following the development of a relationship between two characters who often take turns as narrators, bonding over some common obsession or artistic interest.

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Baby Sister for Frances
by Russell & Lillian Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
$6.29
Bargain for Frances
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Russell & Lillian Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Kindergarten-2nd grade
$3.59
Bedtime for Frances
by Russell Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
$6.29
Best Friends for Frances
by Russell & Lillian Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
$6.15
Birthday for Frances
by Russell & Lillian Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
$6.29
Bread and Jam for Frances
by Russell & Lillian Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
$6.29
Frances Collection
by Russell Hoban
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
$34.27
Monsters
by Russell Hoban & Quentin Blake
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Mouse and His Child
by Russell Hoban
from Arthur A. Levine Books
for 4th-10th grade
$17.59
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