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Posters by Maurice Sendak Hardcover – October 23, 1986


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harmony Books; Reissue edition (October 23, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517563436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517563434
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,118,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children's literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak's work "has brought a new dimension to the American children's book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood." Parenting recently described Sendak as "indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children's books."
Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are, in 1970 Sendak became the first American illustrator to receive the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, given in recognition of his entire body of work. In 1983, he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, also given for his entire body of work.
Beginning in 1952, with A Hole Is to Dig by Ruth Krauss, Sendak's illustrations have enhanced many texts by other writers, including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik, children's books by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Randall Jarrell, and The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm. Dear Mili, Sendak's interpretation of a newly discovered tale by Wilhelm Grimm, was published to extraordinary acclaim in 1988.
In addition to Where the Wild Things Are (1963), Sendak has both written and illustrated
The Nutshell Library (1962), Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1967), In the Night Kitchen (1970), Outside Over There (1981), and, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy (1993). He also illustrated Swine Lake (1999), authored by James Marshall, Brundibar (2003), by Tony Kushner, Bears (2005), by Ruth Krauss and, Mommy? (2006), his first pop-up book, with paper engineering by Matthew Reinhart and story by Arthur Yorinks.
Since 1980, Sendak has designed the sets and costumes for highly regarded productions of Mozart's The Magic Flute and Idomeneo, Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev's
The Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, and Hans Krása's Brundibár.
In 1997, Sendak received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton. In 2003 he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government. Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn in 1928. He now lives in Connecticut.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Miller on March 8, 2013
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This collection of framable Sendak illustrations is wonderful. It contains many of his Library Week Posters. The paper is excellent quality and the illustrations simply the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaime Vidal on September 19, 2013
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The book is large format, and the posters are Sendak at his usual wonderfulness. Need I say more?
My one quibble is that except for a short introduction there are no comments or background on when and for what purpose the posters were created. To a great extent the posters speak for themselves,and are a delight to the eye and the spirit. I only wish I could get copies for Christmas goifts to all my friends...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan P. Hale on February 17, 2012
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This is a great book if you like art from Maurice Sendak. It is large and full of beautiful artwork.
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By K. Drabek on March 21, 2013
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I expected something more colorful and fun than the book turned out to be. I love Maurice Sendak and won't give up on his work.
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