My Brother's Book

My Brother's Book

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By (author) Maurice Sendak, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 31 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0062234897
  • ISBN 13: 9780062234896
  • Illustrations note: full color
  • Sales rank: 75,393

Product description

"Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012, My Brother's Book. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing. Pairing Sendak's poignant poetry with his exquisite and dramatic artwork, this book redefines what mature readers expect from Maurice Sendak while continuing the lasting legacy he created over his long, illustrious career. Sendak's tribute to his brother is an expression of both grief and love and will resonate with his lifelong fans who may have read his children's books and will be ecstatic to discover something for them now. Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic and Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt contributes a moving foreword--Amazon.

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Author information

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator¿s Award, the only American to receive this honor; in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children¿s literature established by the Swedish government. After sixty years of making books, award-winning author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died on May 8, 2012.

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To read this intensely private work is to look over the artist's shoulder as he crafts his own afterworld, a place where he lies in silent embrace with those he loves forever.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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