To write books for children and to make them happy is a wonderful gift. The gift . God gives is the gift of everlasting life. through the resurrection hope you will be reunited with your loved one.
I had the great good fortune of working with Russ as a fellow instructor at Famous Artists Schools in the late 1950's. Russ's brilliant first career as an artist-illustrator for Time and Sports Illustrated Magazines had diminished. In the hall outside our offices I listened to Russ's extraordinary, concise and poetic coffee break words and observations about everything. I didn't know it then, but they were prologue to "Riddley Walker" et al.
My daughter loved "Frances." I re-bought these beloved books and read them to my grand-daughter. Thank you EVER so Much, Mr. Hoban. You will long be remembered! Rest in God's peace and light!
One of the first books that I read(and favorite) was the Little Brute Family.I am still waiting for a happy ending for my own family.Thank You and rest in peace.JDC Boston
My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort guide you in your time of sorrow. His words of comfort are written at 2 Cor. 1:3, 4.
Ful of the Moon Ful of the Moon
Ful of the Moon nor dont look back
?Folleree Folleroo on your track
?Oo hoo hoo Yoop yaroo?
Folleree Folleroo follering you?
If they catch you in the darga?
Love your work...gave me hope..thank you for that..you were my angel...
My deepest sympathies to the family of Russell Hoban. I grew up in the 60's and avidly loved reading the Frances books. I made sure to read these stories to my son as he was growing up. What a terrible loss.
May the scripture at Isaih 25:8,9 bring comfort to your family.
He will be missed by many. May you take comfort in knowing that soon we can see our dear loved ones again.
May the peace of God which excels all thought give you comfort during this difficult time of sadness.
Deepest sympathy to Mr. Hoban's family. I've still got my copy (okay, my older brother's copy) of Harvey's Hideaway and read it to my two children. Timeless tale. May your memories bring you comfort.
My son loved the Frances books and named his imaginary friend Frances after that friendly badger.
Harvey's Hideout has been my children's favorite book for years. I think that I can recite it word for word, after reading it so many times. Continue your great story telling in Heaven Mr Hoban, I hope to meet you there some day.
Mr. Hoban was a great writer whose loss will be felt by children all over the world. The Francis books gave me much joy as a child. My own children loved them as did the many children I have taught over the years. They dealt so well with children's quirks and issues.
To the the family of Russell Hoban - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Loved the FRANCES books! So did our kids!
May You Rest In Peace Mr. Hoban.