Hoban, Russell

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Birth 1925-02-04
Death 2011-12-13

Biographical notes:

Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, PA in 1925. He has written and illustrated two non-fiction children's books and has written nine novels and over 60 children's books. Sensitively and humourously portraying familiar family situations, Hoban may be best known for his series of books about Frances, the badger, and her family.

From the description of Russell Hoban Collection 1964-1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 426796649

From the guide to the Russell Hoban Collection, 1964-1970, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

American children's author/illustrator, born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania in 1925. Produced about fifty books for children, half of which were illustrated by his wife (Lillian Hoban).

From the description of Papers, 1961-1967. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26183792

Russell Conwell Hoban began working as an artist and illustrator in 1945. He was a television art director and free-lance illustrator for various New York advertising agencies, and taught at the New York School of Visual Arts and Famous Artists Schools. Among other honors, Hoban was given the ALA Notable Book award five times, and "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" (1971) received five other awards.

From the description of Russell Hoban papers, 1964-1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63286491

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  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Children's literature, American--20th century


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