Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

By: Maguire, Gregory

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The New York Times bestselling author of Wicked presents an inspired visual tribute to the work of legendary writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak

Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into nineteen languages. In Making Mischief, Gregory Maguire reconsiders Sendak's oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked) and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl (Matchless).

An accomplished critic with signal reviews published in the New York Times Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at other locations, Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations"--often unconscious and unspoken--that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work--from monsters to mayhem--as well as his profound understanding of children, their creativity, and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world.

Making Mischief is a gift of the imagination to Maurice Sendak, one of the master mythmakers of our time.

Title: Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

Author Name: Maguire, Gregory

Categories: Art, Literature, Children's,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2009

ISBN Number: 0061689165

ISBN Number 13: 9780061689161

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: new Jacket

Seller ID: 8387

Description: New York: William Morrow, 2009. First printing. New/new. 200 pages, lavishly illustrated with examples of Sendak's work, illustrated endpapers. Bound in black cloth with gold lettering. The bestselling author of the wildly imaginative "Wicked Years" presents a magical visual tribute to the art of the legendary Maurice Sendak.