Search Results: "Maurice Sendak"


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BUMBLE-ARDY by Maurice Sendak
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Edgier than Sesame's original, this contains all the layered meaning that makes Sendak's books readable over and over. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A master reincarnates his old Sesame Street cartoon with a dark pathos and fascinating manic energy. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER'S BOOK by Maurice Sendak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The sharply felt humor and yearning that infuse both the verbal and visual narratives will kindle profound emotional responses in hearts of any age. (introduction by Stephen Greenblatt) (Illustrated poem. All ages)"
In his last finished work, Sendak tips a cap to intellectual and artistic influences, but he puts his own unique stamp on a lyrical flight that looks toward a reunion with Jack, his long-dead brother. Read full book review >

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IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN by Maurice Sendak
Released: Oct. 21, 1970

"AND NOTHING'S THE MATTER!' (Can it go without saying that the pictures are superb.)"
This is Maurice Sendak's comic strip apotheosis of the Thirties/ dusky dream of sensual bliss/ bim bam boom bombshell of a child-echoing picture book. Read full book review >

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VERY FAR AWAY by Maurice Sendak
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 1957

"Laughable on the whole and at times ticklingly funny."
The old and time honored feeling of exclusion children get when their parents are busy doing something else is given humorous form in Mr. Sendak's second book written and illustrated by himself. Read full book review >

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MAURICE SENDAK'S REALLY ROSIE STARRING THE NUTSHELL KIDS by Maurice Sendak
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 13, 1975

Based on the exuberant television special of the same name, which was itself based on The Nutshell Library and The Sign on Rosie's Door (with some illustrations reminiscent of In the Night Kitchen), this brings together script (which includes the four Nutshell rhymes), score, and stills for both those who missed the show and those who are sorry it's over. Read full book review >

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SEVEN LITTLE MONSTERS by Maurice Sendak
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1977

"Perhaps it's Sendak's way of demonstrating that even with both hands behind his back and his attention elsewhere he's more inventive than the likes of Gackenbach and Schertle (above)—but such indifferent efforts from the king of all wild things are all the more disappointing."
Seven little monsters, in guises and postures you'll recognize from previous Sendak works, are resisted (and, at last, routed) by a nursery-rhyme village of much smaller and even more casually sketched figures—in six little pages that you might take for one of those slightly extended greeting cards. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE OVER THERE by Maurice Sendak
FANTASY
Released: April 22, 1981

"Whether it has the direct, elemental strength of Sendak's previous picture books is less certain."
"When Papa was away at sea/ And Mama in the arbor/ Ida played her wonder horn/ to rock the baby still/ but never watched." Read full book review >

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I WANT TO PAINT MY BATHROOM BLUE by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1956

"The pictures are in many shades of pastel."
With help again from Maurice Sendak, here is another book of the things one dreams about rather than does- like painting the bathroom blue and sprinkling seeds all over the sunny earth and having a whole house for all one's friends. Read full book review >

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A VERY SPECIAL HOUSE by Ruth Krauss
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1953

"Better, and closer to young imaginations than last year's A Hole Is To Dig."
Maurice Sendak's very entertaining pictures- all kind of round and angly and spidery at the same time- are perfect for Ruth Krauss's verses. Read full book review >

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THE BIG GREEN BOOK by Robert Graves
Released: June 15, 1962

"Maurice Sendak's delightful pictures add a winning note of gaiety."
A journey into the world of magical spells came about by way of the Big Green Book discovered by Jack on a solitary trip to the attic of his Aunt and Uncle's home. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAR'S VISIT by Else Holmelund Minarik
Released: Sept. 27, 1961

"An I Can Read book to instill a great sense of accomplishment in beginning readers."
Under the skilled hand of illustrator Maurice Sendak and simple sensitive text, Little Bear is back again on a visit to his grandparents. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAR'S FRIEND by Else Holmelund Minarik
Released: Sept. 14, 1960

"Pathetic fallacies abound here, but somehow in the hands of this author-illustrator team, they merely compound the charm of the story."
Once again the little bear of Else Minarik and Maurice Sendak (illustrator) proves himself to be as wistful and tender a little creature as exists in the child's library. Read full book review >