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Michael R. Hague, illustrator. Recipient Book of the Year award A Child's Study Association, 1983, Children's Choices award, 1983, Children's Books Mean Business Group Show, 1984.


Hague, Michael R. was born on September 8, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Riley Herbert and Daisy Marie (King) Hague.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, 1972.


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

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (2001)The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1984) Boston: Houghton Mifflin.



  • Other Interests

    Reading, tennis.


Married S. Kathleen Burdick, December 5, 1970. Children: Meghan Micaela, Brittany Michael, Devon Heath.

Riley Herbert Hague

Daisy Marie (King) Hague

S. Kathleen Burdick

Meghan Micaela Hague

Brittany Michael Hague

Devon Heath Hague