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Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Author:
    Maurice Sendak,Ruth Krauss
  • ISBN:
    0060286385
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060286385
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  • Publisher:
    HarperColl; n edition (November 13, 2001)
  • Pages:
    1 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak are a terrific combination: Krauss's narratives always endorse creativity . A young boy describes a very special house in ever more excited terms. First, I'm sad to report that my copy is missing the record

Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak are a terrific combination: Krauss's narratives always endorse creativity and love - in this case, because the house contains love, it necessarily supports the imagination and as a result contains the world. First, I'm sad to report that my copy is missing the record.

A Very Special House, written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, is a 1953 picture book published by HarperCollins

A Very Special House, written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, is a 1953 picture book published by HarperCollins. A Very Special House was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book for 1954 and was Sendak's first Caldecott Honor Medal of a total of seven during his career. Sendak won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for Where the Wild Things Are, which he both authored and Illustrated

Maurice Bernard Sendak (/ˈsɛndæk/; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Maurice Bernard Sendak (/ˈsɛndæk/; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. Born to Polish-Jewish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust.

Krauss books can be bridges between the poor dull insensitive adult and the fresh .

Krauss books can be bridges between the poor dull insensitive adult and the fresh, imaginative, brand-new child. But Krauss’s eighth and final collaboration with Sendak, Open House for Butterflies (public library IndieBound), was arguably their loveliest. Originally published in 1960 and thankfully, unlike what happens to a tragic many out-of-print gems, reprinted in 2001, this tiny treasure is a timeless smile-inducer for children and grown-ups alike. Open House for Butterflies is absolutely wonderful in its entirety, an epitome of the Krauss-Sendak magic that nurtured generations of children to blossom into creative, thoughtful, t-of-irreverent adults.

A Very Special House book. Krauss and Sendak Continuing a two-year program to bring back twenty-two Maurice Sendak treasures long out of print, our second season of publication highlights one of the most successful author-illustrator pairings of all time. A pioneer of great children's literature, Ruth Krausspublished more than thirty books for children during a career that spanned forty years.

A Very Special House. by Ruth Krauss · Maurice Sendak. With just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe. Now Maurice Sendak has turned her bears into a troupe of players in a slapstick comedy starring a familiar boy in a wolf suit. Continuing a two-year program to bring back twenty-two Maurice Sendak treasures long out of print, our second season of publication highlights one of the most successful author-illustrator pairings of all time.

I had feared that this book would be out of print.

The very special house is where you can do everything you want to, and nobody ever says ‘stop, stop, stop. I had feared that this book would be out of print. The Best Children's Book Ever! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago.

WHEN the author of "The Carrot Seed" and "A Hole Is to Dig" writes a new book, people take notice, for Miss Krauss stories are sure successes with young children. In "A Very Special House" she once again interprets for children their own feelings. View Full Article in Timesmachine . Advertisement. Go to Home Page . news.

In this classic picture book by Sendak, collaborated with Krauss, a little boy talks about a very special house for himself. Anything in that house, a bed, shelves, doors and walls are also special. Wonderful book to stimulate children's imagination.

Continuing a two-year program to bring back twenty-two Maurice Sendak treasures long out of print, our second season of publication highlights one of the most successful author-illustrator pairings of all time. A pioneer of great children's literature, Ruth Krausspublished more than thirty books for children during a career that spanned forty years. Krauss and Sendak collaborated on eight books, and we are delighted to reintroduce four of these gems in brand-new editions, together with a favorite Maurice Sendak picture book.

Still In Mind
Reading today about Sendak's death, I went looking for this book today for friends-- it was always my favorite, and now it is my daughter's favorite as well. I find it hard to imagine someone taking the time and energy to complain about a book they spent a dime on (!) But like almost everything both Ruth Knauss and Maurice Sendak did-- this book is special-- and here's why: it teaches kids to think unconventionally and to see the world through their prisms-- and for every kid to embrace and value their own whimsical imaginations. So much of youth is spent teaching children to conform to a rigid, unyielding world. Books such as these are liberating and freeing (even to the parent, who can sometimes forgets what being a child is like). I'd recommend reading it again with a more open (less critical) mind and try to see how the authors tried to capture the adventurous spirit and imagination of the small boy-- and how that might also spark the imagination of your own child. And RIP Maurice Sendak, the author who probably most influenced our family in our collective pre-school years, but who will live on forever through the sheer magic of his books....
Qane
Possibly my favorite book ever.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
Darling book; great shipping!
Nenayally
It's wonderful to see this in print. Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak are a terrific combination: Krauss's narratives always endorse creativity and love -- in this case, because the house contains love, it necessarily supports the imagination and as a result contains the world. If you and your kids are fans of Harold and The Purple Crayon, this one is for you. Timeless!
Whitebinder
This book is charming and imaginative. The children (ages 2 and 4) ask for it over and over.
zzzachibis
I've got nothing more to add- this is just the best!
Bynelad
It's cute. A little boy describes a strange imaginary house in a sing-song fashion, where everything is special and unusual, and he has animals and a giant that play with him. It's pretty short and silly, with a little bit of repetition, but not too much that it gets really annoying. And it's made clear that the house is imaginary, as one of the last phrases is "it's right in the middle... of my head." The little boy gets to do things in this imaginary house that he might not be allowed to do in his real house, like pour crumbs on the cushions and jump on the beds.

Sendak's mischievous line drawings of the little boy and his companions are adorable. It's a simple ode to imagination and individuality.

Message: You can imagine any kind of life you want.

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ISBN 0590045121 - Printed in the United States of America. No age range stated. Paperback and record set, 20 pages. Published by Harper & Row, record from Columbia Book and Record Library, in 1953. By Ruth Krauss, pictures by Maurice Sendak.

A young boy describes a very special house in ever more excited terms.

First, I'm sad to report that my copy is missing the record. And I'm sorry to say that that will probably be the case with most of the Amazon listings, despite the fact that most won't mention a record at all. Look inside your copy, to the copyright page, to see if you've been deprived of your record. If you have, you have no idea what you're missing. I don't think any other book ever in my possession benefited quite so much from the companion record.

As for the book itself. There are, admittedly, some thing that certain parents won't like. The reference to a dead little mouse ("I'm bringing home a... little dead mouse - I take it everywheres"), some questionable grammar ("everywheres"?), perhaps the idea that chairs are for climbing on in this house and that tables are for putting your feet... there are parents who simply won't survive the reading of this book. They should find something else to read. But if you're one of those special parents... the ones who get that sometimes the books of our childhood can be silly and joyous and even loud... come on in. This is a book that you need to read with some animation, some enthusiasm, some vigor. It is not the best bedtime book, but it is the sort of book that children will enjoy, especially if you take the time to read it properly! Sendak's illustrations are unmistakably his work as he brings to life the wild, crazy and wildly appealing imaginary house that is just for the "me, me, me" in the book.

- AnnaLovesBooks