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Michael Hague, Illustrator
Kenneth Grahame.
The Reluctant Dragon
Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.: Harcourt College Publishers, 1983. Hardback 4to [8X10.5 inches] Brown with gold stamped spine. Fine in Fine. Bookseller Inventory #166 Price $60.009
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Michael Hague, Illustrator
Edward Lear.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, and Other Nonsense Poems
New York, NY, U.S.A.: North-South Books, Incorporated, 1996. 4to. (9X12 in) Illustrated boards replicated in DJ. 61 pps. Apparently Second Edition. Remains of price sticker on DJ. 1 inch tear in DJ top of spine. Else FINE in FINE in protective wrapper. Bookseller Inventory #522 Price $30.00

Michael Hague, Illustrator
East of the Sun and West of the Moon¬
Asbjornsen, Peter Christen
San Diego, California, U.S.A.: Voyager Books, 1989. The original of this beautiful Hague book is now quite scarce. This is a reprint in paperback in as new condition except for the addition of two signatures: Kathleen Hague and Michael Hague, author and illustrator. 8 full page illustrations, 1 double page spread. Bookseller Inventory #7369 Price $90.00
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Michael Hague, Illustrator
Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows
New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1980. 4to. paper-covered boards. decorative endpapers, 205 pages + illustrator's note colophon. Over 30 people have illustrated this wondreful book since it first appeared in 1908, none more engagingly than the brilliant Hague. This copy is perfect in all respects except that the cover has been bent and shows that injury. Not otherwise marked, not remaindered. A later printing. Bookseller Inventory #7085 Price $45.00


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Michael Hague, Illustrator
A Child's Book of Prayers
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Olympic Marketing Corp, 1985 Hardcover in red paper 0f 25 pages exquisitely illustrated by Hague in a style that seems slightly different from what one has come to expect. Very touching, sentimental but bold. This copy is inscribed in his inimitable script and with a drawing of a daisy being visited by a butterfly. The book is Fine in Fine in brodart. Inventory #7373 Price $120



Michael Hague, Illustrator
Allingham, William
TThe Fairies
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co, 1989. Red cloth backed boards, oblong 4to picture book. Unnumbered. A poem by Allingham to which Hague has brought his genius. This copy is signed on the FEP by Hague. Decorated would be a better word. The script takes up most of the page. Some soiling to the now protected DJ. Title page has wrinkle near gather and a tiny bit of foxing (Looks like foxing, but unlikely in a book of this age. Maybe four or five drops of Fairy tears.) Almost fine in almost fine. Bookseller Inventory #7375 Price $120.00


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Michael Hague, Illustrator
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co, 1990. Miniature Xmas gift book 4 X 5 inches. Signed on the title page by Michael Hague. Fine/Fine. Bookseller Inventory #7410 Price: $44.00


In His Own Words...

"I was born in Los Angeles on September 8, 1948. To me, Los Angeles was the most perfect place for a future children's book artist to grow up: Its combination of fantasy and freeways made it fertile ground for my child' s imagination to explode. Now, of course, it is a large, bustling city, but back then it was just a small bedroom community with lots of potential and a great tar pit.

"My mother, who is British and attended art school in London, gave me my first art lesson. She also gave me a wonderful set of colored pencils. The pencils came in a cardboard box decorated with the vision of the Venus de Milo.

"In addition to my exposure to fine art, my mother nurtured in me a love for books. Her childhood picture books impressed me so much that at an early age I knew exactly what I wanted to be--a baseball player. Fortunately, my inability to hit a curve ball determined that I rediscover my true vocation, book illustration.

"I graduated from high school in 1966. I did this and that for a couple of years before entering the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where I graduated with honors. While attending Art Center I met my wife of twentythree years, Kathleen Burdick, a painting major. We fell in love and got married and finished school. I began sending out art portfolios to every publisher I could find an address for, desperately trying to get work as a book illustrator.

"My first book was published by Hallmark Cards in 1975. It was a pop-up version of Gulliver in Lilliput. It is very rare. If you happen to come across a copy that is reasonably priced, let me know.

"Since then I have lived what seems to be a charmed life. I have three wonderful children who are not only bright and witty but truly beautiful to look at. Probably every father says the same thing, but in my case it is absolutely true. I also have three cats, two large dogs, a bird, and a car that drives in the snow, and I live in a pink house.

"The very best thing I have is my work, which enables me to be like Peter Pan and never grow up. Being able to make pictures for all the books that were my childhood friends is like being in Never-Never Land. I not only paint fairy tales; I get to live one. I would like to give special thanks to three people: my mother, for encouraging me to be an artist, my grandfather, for his wonderful and ridiculous lies that brightened my days, and last but not least, Minnie Minoso, my favorite ball player, who always tried to take the extra base."
Michael Hague, Illustrator
Bennett, William J
The Children's Book of Faith
New York, NY, U.S.A.: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 2000. Folio 9X12 in. 102pp. Full number line. Profusely illustrated with magnificant watercolors by Hague. Bible stories picked by William Bennett. Book is signed on the title page by Hague. New Book. Fine in Fine in Broadart. Bookseller Inventory #595 Price $92