My Brother's Book

by Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak

On Sale: 02/05/2013

My Brother's Book

by Maurice Sendak

illustrated by Maurice Sendak

On Sale: 02/05/2013

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Publishers Weekly Best Book

About the Book

Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012, My Brother's Book. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing. Pairing Sendak's poignant poetry with his exquisite and dramatic artwork, this book redefines what mature readers expect from Maurice Sendak while continuing the lasting legacy he created over his long, illustrious career. Sendak's tribute to his brother is an expression of both grief and love and will resonate with his lifelong fans who may have read his children's books and will be ecstatic to discover something for them now. Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic and Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt contributes a moving introduction.

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Critical Praise

The sharply felt humor and yearning that infuse both the verbal and visual narratives will kindle profound emotional responses in hearts of any age. - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Distinguished by its pervasive sense of longing and informed by extraordinary art—some of Sendak’s most beautiful—My Brother’s Book is a celebration of the enduring love of two brothers. Inviting reading and rereading, Sendak’s tribute to his brother is also a final tribute to his own genius. - Booklist (starred review)

To read this intensely private work is to look over the artist’s shoulder as he crafts his own afterworld, a place where he lies in silent embrace with those he loves forever. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062234896
  • ISBN 10: 0062234897
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 02/05/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POETRY / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings

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