Michael Hague

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Michael Hague (born September 8, 1948) is an American illustrator, primarily of children's fantasy books.


Among the books he has illustrated classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit and the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. He is renowned for the intricate and realistic detail he brings to his work, and the rich colors he chooses.

Hague trained at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He lists his influences as the comics series Prince Valiant and the works of Disney, Japanese printmakers Hiroshige and Hokusai, and turn of the 20th century illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, N. C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle.

Current work includes In the Small, a graphic novel published by Little, Brown and Company.[1]

He currently resides in Colorado Springs and donates his time each year to making a poster for Imagination Celebration.

Books illustrated[edit]

  • Dragons of Light by Orson Scott Card and Dave Smeds (Ace Books, 1980) ISBN 0-441-16660-1
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon retold by Kathleen and Michael Hague (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980) ISBN 0-15-224703-3
  • Michael Hague's Favourite Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Jane S. Woodward (1981)
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin, 1984)
  • Enchanted World series
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (2001) ISBN 1-58717-052-3
  • Good Night, Fairies by Kathleen Hague (2002)


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