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Circus Girl

Written by Jack Sendak & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Oct 15, 1957
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What's Circus Girl About

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Fans of Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are will love _Circus Girl—_a loving collaboration between Maurice Sendak and his brother, Jack Sendak.

Born amid the happy life of the circus, Flora loves her fellow performers. But when she begins to have terrible dreams about the people who come to see the circus every night, she sets off on a journey to learn more about them.  

Saturday Review praised Circus Girl, saying, “Flora finds out many things in this imaginative story by Jack Sendak: that bad dreams are just dreams, and that the great audiences that frightened her were warm and friendly when she got to know them. . . . A book that will intrigue both adults and children.”

First published in 1957, Circus Girl is a special collaboration between brothers!

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Who Wrote Circus Girl

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Jack Sendak

Jack Sendak began writing at a very early age, collaborating with his brother Maurice in writing, illustrating, and binding their own story books, which they then lent out to family and friends. His love for books grew out of the bedtime foltakes his father, Philip, told every evening. Reviewers called Jack Sendak’s books humorous, magical, and mysterious.

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Who Illustrated Circus Girl

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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780060287832
Publication Date:
October 15, 1957
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0060287837

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