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Maurice Sendak

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 d… (See Below for Full Description)
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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. Sendak continued to write and illustrate stories throughout his life, finding 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.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-8796-1
ISBN-10 791087964
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Who Wrote That?
Author Hal Marcovitz
Publication Date 5/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Box features. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print

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