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In the Night Kitchen

Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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Jan 18, 1970
Publication Date
40
Pages
3-6
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From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create.

In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey’s adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as they prepare our morning cake. “Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We bake cake and nothing’s the matter!” the bakers sing.

The bakers in the night kitchen need more milk for their batter, but then Mickey falls into the cake! They decide to put him in the oven anyway, but Mickey has different plans. He escapes in a plane made of bread dough and helps the bakers find the milk at last.

What Kind of Book is In the Night Kitchen

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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4.0 / 7.0

Note: This book contains naked little boy pictures.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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4.0 / 7.0

I realize that this is a classic by an absolutely stupendous creative, but this is just not one of my favorites. The illustrations are great (as long as you aren’t affronted by frontal nudity on a little boy), but the whole story just seems random and a little bit weird to me after revisiting from my childhood.

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Who Wrote In the Night Kitchen

author & illustrator
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:
9780060266684
Publication Date:
January 18, 1970
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
70105483
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
34235247
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0060266686
Lexile® Level:
AD480L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.5
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
51312
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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