Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson's _Hoka!_ (1983) is the third and final Hoka book. It is not quite as lively as the first in the series, _Earthman's Burden_ (1957); but it is a touch better than _Star Prince Charlie_ (1975). It consists of four novelettes: "Joy in Mudville" (_Fantasy and Science Fiction_, 1955), "Undiplomatic Immunity" (_F&SF_, 1957), "Full Pack (Hokas Wild)" (_F&SF_, 1957) and "The Napoleon Crime" (_Amazing_, 1983). There is also an uncalled for and heavy-handed spoof of left-wing criticism by Sandra Miesel written especially for the book. A more entertaining literary satire is in the second story.
All of the stories are passable fun. I especially liked "Joy in Mudville," in which the Hokas are determined to reinact Casey at the Bat against the rival octopoid team from Saren, and "Full Pack," in which the Hokas (along with some other aliens) reinact _The Jungle Book_. But some of the stories -- particularly "Full Pack" and "The Napoleon Crime"-- drag on a bit too long. And the punch line spoken by Alex Jones in the last tale was used by a villain in _Earthman's Burden_, which weakens the effect a bit.
There are a generous number of interior illustrations by a variety of artists. The quality is somewhat mixed. But I did like Phil Foglio's cover and his street scene on page 156 showing the Childe Cycles Shop and the 3 Hearts and 3 Lions Tavern. None of them had quite the comic dazzle for me of Edd Cartier's original illustrations in _Earthman's Burden_. Perhaps readers with more modern tastes than my own will find the illustrations more to their liking.
All in all, good entertainment. And you can always pass over Sandra Miesel's tiresome spoof.