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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. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Beautifully illustrated with the whimsical art of Byron Barton. Presents Russell Hoban's "Arthur's New Power". Pure magic of a book. 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. An absolute "must-have" title for Russell Hoban collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest British writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. . ISBN 0690013701. $30.00

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