Outside Over There

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Turtleback Books, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
29 Reviews
Maurice Sendak, the master conjurer of images and words, mingles dark memories with myth, nightmares with sweet dreams and turns them all into "a profound work of art for children".--New York Times.

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Sendak's most intricate illustrations by far. - Goodreads
It is a beautiful story, both in words and in pictures. - Goodreads
I thought the illustrations were rather creepy. - Goodreads

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User Review  - copeland86 - LibraryThing

Summary: Ida is a young girl that takes care of her little sister while her dad is away at sea, and her mother seems distracted in the arbor. Goblins come and steal her sister to be a goblin bride ... Read full review

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User Review  - Madison Godfrey - Goodreads

This book is a very different style of children's book. The main character, Ida, is jealous of her baby sister but when she is stolen by goblins she learns how she really feels. Ida sets out to rescue ... Read full review

About the author (1989)

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. While in high school, he worked part time as an illustrator for All-American Comics adapting the Mutt and Jeff newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. His first professional illustrations were for a physics textbook, Atomics for the Millions, published in 1947. He later worked as a window-display director for F.A.O. Schwartz while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, he illustrated his first children's book The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Aymé. He wrote his first children's book Kenny's Window in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; The Sign on Rosie's Door; We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy; Brundibar; Bumble Ardy; and My Brother's Book. He received numerous awards including the Caldecott medal for Where The Wild Things Are in 1964, the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in 1970, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Characters from two of his books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. He was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title. He was the lyricist, as well as the set and costume designer, for the original production of an opera based on Where The Wild Things Are in 1980. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers. He died due to complications from a recent stroke on May 8, 2012 at the age of 83.

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