Sign on Rosie's Door
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Sign on Rosie's Door

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Fans of Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are will love The Sign on Rosie's Door--the book that inspired the Broadway musical Really Rosie, with music by Carole King!

There was a sign on Rosie's door that said, "If you want to know a secret, knock three times." One day, Kathy, Rosie's good friend, knocks three times and learns the secret--that Rosie is no longer Rosie, but Alinda, the lovely lady singer. What follows is the story of real children, playing as only children know how.

In a starred review, Kirkus praised The Sign on Rosie's Door, saying, "Maurice Sendak, through both text and illustrations, fuses the appealingly familiar with the magical in a book of outstanding charm."

First published in 1960, The Sign on Rosie's Door portrays children in their very real world of imagination as only Maurice Sendak can.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 176.53 x 229.36 x 19.56mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0060287950
  • 9780060287955
  • 196,315

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There was a sign on Rosie's door that said, "If you want to know a secret, knock three times." Kathy, Rosie's good friend, knocked three times and learned the secret-that Rosie was no longer Rosie, but Alinda, the lovely lady singer.

Adventures with Alinda were fun for Kathy and Sal and Pudgy and Dolly. Even Lenny, who occasionally didn't believe in Alinda, was delighted by the Fourth of July celebration that Alinda, with the help of the Magic Man, held. At the end of the celebration, Alinda was gone forever, and Rosie had returned, but she soon found something else nice to be.

Maurice Sendak, the well-known artist and author-illustrator of Kenny's Window and Very Far Away, has written a story of real children, playing as only children know how. Young readers will wish that Alinda lived next door to them.
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Rating details

305 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 35% (108)
4 34% (103)
3 25% (77)
2 5% (15)
1 1% (2)
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