Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Russell Hoban: February 4, 1925 -- December 13, 2011

A sad day -- Russell Hoban is no longer with us. His numerous books for children and his novels for adults remain a legacy that enriches all who have read them.

A Partial Listing of his works

The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
Turtle Diary
Riddley Walker
The Medusa Frequency

Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer
The Mouse and his Child
The numerous "Frances" Books for Children


  1. A sad day, indeed, Fred. I'm sorry I overlooked it. Hoban was, to my mind, a paid in full member of the Golden Age of Writing for Children. He lived a full, long life, it seems. 86 isn't bad.

  2. Yvette,

    I haven't read any of his works for children, but I have read most of his novels for adults.

    They are something special.

    Have you read anything by him or seen any of the two films based on his works--_Turtle Diary_ or _The Mouse and his Child_?