Illustrator of the Week - Michael Hague

Although briefly featured in The Hobbit segment, Michael Hague is one of my favorite illustrators for my favorite book Peter Pan. Hague is best known for his children's classics, which also include The Wind in the Willows, The Velveteen Rabbit, Mother Goose, and the Secret Garden. As well as working as an children's book illustrator, Hague has dabbled in greeting cards, posters, and advertising. It was actually his work on a film called "Thirtysomething" that launched his career as a children's book author and illustrator. Hague's illustrations are both realistic and whimsical, a difficult task, but one that works well in his medium.