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Maurice Sendak - Author

About the Author

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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Outside Over There

Outside Over There

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

While Ida is busy playing her wonder horn, goblins come in through the window and kidnap her baby sister. If Ida is to save her, she must follow the goblins into the outside over there and use her wonder music to defeat them...

A Sendak Collection

A Sendak Collection

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/06/2019

Random House presents the audio CD edition of A Sendak Collection by Maurice Sendak, read by Tom Hollander. Come on an adventure with three classic tales from Maurice Sendak. Sail off with Max to Where the Wild Things Are. Fall with Mickey into the light of the Night Kitchen. Climb backwards with Ida into Outside Over There. Beautifully accompanied by the music of Mozart.

Nutshell Library

Nutshell Library

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

This 4-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary tale all written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. This title includes the titles Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2015

This book tells about a daring imagination that has woven a simple rhyme into a brilliantly original tale about Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who seeks Experience and becomes the star of the World Mother Goose Theatre.

Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

For the first time in paperback comes this unique tale about children learning patience and care through looking after their new puppy.

Hector Protector

Hector Protector

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Join Maurice Sendak in his mischievous retellings of Hector Protector and As I Went Over The Water. This hilarious little book is packed with the charm and humour of the great Maurice Sendak, creator of Where The Wild Things Are.

The Sign On Rosie's Door

The Sign On Rosie's Door

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2002

If you want to know a secret, knock three times. Join the imaginative Rosie and her friends in this humourous and insightful celebration of the power of the imagination by the creator of Where The Wild Things Are.

In The Night Kitchen

In The Night Kitchen

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2001

Sendak's hero Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake. So begins an intoxicating dream fantasy, described by the artist himself as 'a fantasy ten feet deep in reality'.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/1991

As a tribute to his dearly departed pooch, Maurice Sendak wrote this odd little tale in 1967 about Jennie, a Sealyham terrier who is not content with having everything but must go out in the world to find something she doesn't have. Right off the bat, she comes across a pig wearing sandwich boards advertising the need for a leading lady in the World Mother Goose Theatre. Jennie leaps at the opportunity. Unfortunately, the position requires someone with experience, so she sets off to find it. One hungry lion and a stubborn un-hungry baby later, Jennie definitely has experience, if nothing else anymore, and off she goes to play the leading role in a nursery-rhyme-turned-theatrical-production: Higglety-pigglety pop! The dog has eaten the mop! The pig's in a hurry The cat's in a flurry Higglety-pigglety pop! This dreamy, slightly dark story, illustrated in Sendak's renowned pen-and-ink style, tells of a gluttonous dog's transformation from someone who cares only about her next salami sandwich to one who would risk her life for a weaker being (while still wondering where that next sandwich is coming from). Caldecott Medal artist Sendak is the brilliantly quirky creator of such classics as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1967

When Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without any supper. Alone in his room, Max enters a magical world and sets sail across the sea to the place where the wild things are. The wild things roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws . . . But Max tames the wild things and is made their king. Will he ever want to go home?

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