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Guardian article from 7 October 2016 reviewing "one of Russell Hoban's most beloved books" whose new edition just released by The New York Review Children's Collection "may revive Hoban's reputation". Quotes Alida Allison (former professor of children's literature at San Diego State University) and Phoebe Hoban (Russell's daughter). Touches on other titles including Bread and Jam for Frances and Riddley Walker.
Exclusive! Poet and writer James Carter shares a wonderful interview with Russell Hoban from 1995, about films, musical and literary influences, The Mouse and His Child, Turtle Diary, his early career as an illustrator, creativity tips and more.
No one realizes that the poor marzipan pig has fallen behind the sofa. No one hears his lonely cries for help. His sweetness grows bitter over the months that go by until a mouse discovers him and gobbles him up.
But the mouse pays a price for her greed. A desperate feeling of loneliness and yearning for love passes into her from the marzipan pig, who has triggered off a startling chain of events featuring an owl, a hibiscus and a mouse dressed in a pink frock!