Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

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Born in 1928, Maurice Sendak was a sickly child who passed the time by sketching the children who were able to play in the street below his window. Sendak excelled in art during high school and found a job decorating store windows. When a book editor discovered his talent, Sendak's skill was much in demand as a storybook illustrator. Once he started writing books as well as illustrating them, Sendak's stories allowed children to experience places and journeys not often found in other books, including a magic land in Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen's noisy adventure, and a land in Outside Over There where a young girl must save her baby sister from goblins. Today, Sendak continues to write and illustrate stories, and he finds ways to introduce socially important themes to young readers. In a one-volume reference, Maurice Sendak details the life and real-life influences of this famous author, revealing the person behind the words, and the author behind the literature we love.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 167.6 x 236.2 x 12.7mm | 249.48g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0791087964
  • 9780791087961

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"Both books are well-organized and clearly written. Each writer emerges as a recognizable figure seen against a background of particular historical events..."
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