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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

  • 5 stars across 22 books
Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.
5th July 2001

In The Night Kitchen

Sendak's hero Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake. S... MoreIn The Night Kitchen

(2 reviews) Review
1st January 1998

Nutshell Library

This 4-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary ... MoreNutshell Library

(1 review) Review
31st January 2013

My Brother's Book

My Brother's Book is Maurice Sendak's last complete work and one that he considered the most important. A moving homag... MoreMy Brother's Book

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6th April 2017

Hector Protector

Join Maurice Sendak in his mischievous retellings of Hector Protector and As I Went Over The Water. This hilarious littl... MoreHector Protector

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3rd January 2002

The Sign On Rosie's Door

"If you want to know a secret, knock three times." Join the imaginative Rosie and her friends in this humourous and insi... MoreThe Sign On Rosie's Door

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29th September 2011


A brand-new picture book from the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE! BUMBLE-ARDY is a glorious pictur... MoreBumble-Ardy

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10th January 2013

Beertjie kry 'n soen

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15th November 2013


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2nd July 2015

Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

For the first time in paperback comes this unique tale about children learning patience and care through looking after t... MoreSome Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?

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