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  • 00:29

    The Author/illustrator team, the Hobsons, joins the Back Porch

    in Books

    About the Author:


    Mr. Hobbs (Mark Hobson) is from Lincoln, NE, where he competed on the University of Nebraska men's gymnastics team. Following graduation, he coached club level children's gymnastics, where he discovered their love for stories. The name "Mr. Hobbs" comes from a stuffed frog that Mr. Hobson played with as a child at his grandmother's hosue. Mr. Hobbs now resides in a place of honor in the author's home. Mr. Hobson currently lives in Omaha, NE. with his wife Ann and their youngest daughter, Sarah, who paints beautiful pictures with her music. He enjoys continuing to share his love of stories with all ages.


    About the Illustrator:


    Molly Hobson studied art education at the University of Nebraska where she developed her talent for interpreting children's stories through her illustrations. This is her second book collaboration with her dad, Mark Hobson, and she is currently working on her own writing projects. Ms. Hobson enjoys creating beautiful images that encourage children to both follow and never give up on their dreams.

  • 01:00

    Lean's Choice: Armond White Talks David Lean

    in Film

    In conjunction with The Criterion Collection release of David Lean's Hobson's Choice, New York Press Film Critic Armond White discusses the great filmmaker's work.