“Two real little girls enter into magical adventures with talking animals of their farm and the nearby woods. Children will enjoy the trickery of the animals and the girls’ mischievous behaviour.”—SLJ. “Unusually delightful (stories with a French setting originally published in 1951).”—H
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.