The New York Times bestselling author of Wicked presents an inspired visual tribute to the work of legendary writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak
Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into nineteen languages. In Making Mischief, Gregory Maguire reconsiders Sendak's oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked) and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl (Matchless).
An accomplished critic with signal reviews published in the New York Times Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at other locations, Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations"—often unconscious and unspoken—that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work—from monsters to mayhem—as well as his profound understanding of children, their creativity, and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world.
Making Mischief is a gift of the imagination to Maurice Sendak, one of the master mythmakers of our time.
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Wonderful , where the wild things are was always a favorite of mine, all of my children and grandchildren have copiesPublished 18 months ago by Robin
Someone bought this book for my 7 year old son. It is full of disturbing nudity including child-pornography-like content. Not suitable for children. Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. F.
This is a great book for any Maurice Sendak fan. I have long admired Sendak's stories find the artwork a captivating representation of the mood and feeling of his books. Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by Christine
This is a lovely book which provides an interesting look at Sendak's work. It's not exactly a coffee table book, but it sort of is too. Recommended for Sendak fans.Published on January 27, 2012 by Evan Jacobs
I loved the art in this book, but the text was a little like an over-inflated college essay. While it's an interesting homage to an amazing illustrator, it wasn't anything really... Read morePublished on May 3, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This book is less an appreciation of Sendak's work than a forensic examination of the artist's influences, conscious and perhaps unconscious. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Jeddy 3
Maurice Sendak is a staple of children's literature, much like Dr. Seuss. And, much like Dr. Seuss, there's much more going on in the books than a snappy text and some neat... Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by DWD's Reviews