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I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book

Written by Iona Opie and Peter Opie & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Published by Candlewick Press
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Dec 7, 1992
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7-10
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“The mood is insouciant glee. A treasure.” — _Kirkus Review_s (starred review) “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

That’s what children chant when they are being teased; it’s what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and their great-grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren — more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie’s introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak’s remarkable pictures — vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad — here is a book that deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood.

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Who Wrote I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book

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Iona Opie
Iona Opie
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Peter Opie
Iona and Peter Opie
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Who Illustrated I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book

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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:
9780763664015
Publication Date:
December 7, 1992
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0763664014

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