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Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Published by HarperCollins
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Pierre, along with the other three classic Nutshell Library titles (Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, and One Was Johnny), is the first board book edition of Maurice Sendak’s original work! You loved Nutshell Library as a miniature collection, and these large board books make it even easier for children to share with their grown-up readers. For over fifty years, children have cared about Pierre, Maurice Sendak’s story about a little boy who doesn’t care about anything. And they will continue to care about this classic cautionary tale in this durable board book format.

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This book is separated into short chapters, despite being a board book. It is a classic tale from the Maurice Sendak Nutshell Library.

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Who Wrote Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. 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.

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Publication Date:
January 10, 1962

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