In the Night Kitchen

Front Cover
Perfection Learning Corporation, Jan 1, 2010
5 Reviews
In a little boy's dream-fantasy, he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
1

In The Night Kitchen

User Review  - boxerluvver - Overstock.com

My son absolutely loved this book when he was young. His copy is very well worn, so I bought a new copy for my 3 grandboys and they also love it. The illustrations are incredible and it is a fun story. Read full review

The Night Kitchen

User Review  - moonhowl - Overstock.com

Hey, it's Maurice Sendak. The service from "O" was great. good price and quick delivery. The book is a classic and a delight to read whether to a child or for yourself ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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.

Bibliographic information