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The Mouse And His Child

Written by Russell Hoban

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So begins the story of a tin father and son who dance under a Christmas tree until they break the ancient clockwork rules and are themselves broken. Thrown away, then rescued from a dustbin and repaired by a tramp, they set out on a dangerous quest for a family and a place of their own.

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The Mouse And His Child by Russell Hoban

The Mouse And His Child Press Reviews

'Brilliantly plotted... and a spellbinder... it has a style that glows and crackles.' Spectator

'Hugely funny, provocative, pathetic, and heroic' Times Literary Supplement

'Like all the best children's books it is a book for anyone... a classic.' New Statesman

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ISBN: 9780571226177
Publication date: 30/08/2005
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571226177
Publication date: 30th August 2005
Author: Russell Hoban
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Russell Hoban

As a child Russell Hoban was born in Pennsylvania, USA. His parents were Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine; his father was the advertising manager of a Jewish newspaper as well as a dram guild director. Russell was thus exposed to the arts early on, and became interested in writing at an early age, winning prizes for his stories and poems during his school years. As an adult Russell served in the US Infantry during WWII. For a time he taught art in New York and Connecticut. He then worked as a freelance illustrator and an advertising copywriter. He began publishing ...

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