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The Animal Family

Written by Randall Jarrell & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Published by Pantheon Books
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Front flap: “Once a man and woman and boy were wrecked on an uninhabited coast. The boy’s mother and father grew old, and at last the boy, a man now, was left alone. There in the wilderness he saw and did many wonderful things, but he had no one to show what he had seen or tell what he had done - he was alone. This is the story of how, one by one, the man found himself a family. Almost nowhere in fiction is there a stranger, dearer, or funnier family - and the life that the members of The Animal Family live together, there in the wilderness beside the sea, is as extraordinary and as enchanting as the family. If you like wild animals and desert islands, if you want a second family besides your own, this is the book for you, a book that will find a place in your heart alongside Randall Jarrell’s and Maurice Sendak’s famous The Bat-Poet.”

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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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Publication Date:
January 1, 1965

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