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Hoban, Russell (Author) & Barton, Byron (Artist). ARTHUR'S NEW POWER. New York City, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 39 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's children's book. Now regarded as a children's book classic. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Beautifully illustrated by Byron Barton. A crocodile family tries to conserve energy at home with disarming results. Russell Hoban wrote several fine novels, but is just widely known and loved for his children's books. Unlike many writers who dabble in the genre to "broaden" their horizon, Hoban's innate child-like wonder at the phenomenon called our universe has made him a natural writer for equally intelligent and curious children. A lovely book. A "must-have" title for Russell Hoban collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce copy thus. One of the finest British writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. . ISBN 0690013701. $50.00

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