My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak


My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak

My Brother's Book is Maurice Sendak's last complete work and one that he considered the most important. A moving homage to his brother, Jack, in which Sendak's poignant verse is paired with exquisite artwork. Fifty years after the Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are was published, comes Maurice Sendak's homage to his brother, who influenced his love of writing and drawing. A lyrical story about two brothers, Jack and Guy, who are separated from one another when the brightest star in the sky smashes. This book redefines what one would expect from Maurice Sendak, while still continuing on the lasting legacy he has created. Sendak has created an exquisite picture book, to be cherished by adults as much as children treasure Where the Wild Things Are.


Praise for Bumble-Ardy: A delight to read aloud The Daily Telegraph Magazine Praise for Where the Wild Things Are: This is my never-fail picture book. The text is very short, but utterly perfect, the illustrations are tremendous Jacqueline Wilson Gripping, ingenious and uplifting ... a shrewd, fierce, healing book The Independent An almost-perfect picture book stuffed with mischief, magic and meaning ... Has a haunting depth that makes bedtime reading thrilling, a little scary, but also empowering Junior

About the Author

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983 Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the Arts in America. Maurice Sendak died in May 2012.

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32 pages


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Publication date

31st January 2013



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