Author & Illustrator

Maurice Sendak

https://www.sendakfoundation.org/

Biography

Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He 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. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

But the Giraffe & Brundibar
Presto and Zesto in Limboland
Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
My Brother's Book
Bumble-Ardy
George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends
Mommy?
Bears
The Happy Rain
Brundibar
Swine Lake
What Can You Do with a Shoe?

Most Popular Maurice Sendak Books

    Where the Wild Things Are
    Maurice Sendak
    In the Night Kitchen
    Maurice Sendak
    George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends
    James Marshall, Maurice Sendak
    Little Bear's Friend
    Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak
    Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months
    Series
    Maurice Sendak
    Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
    Series
    Maurice Sendak

Book Stats

21
Authored
86
Illustrated
50
Collaborators

All Maurice Sendak Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2020But the Giraffe & BrundibarTony KushnerMaurice Sendak96
2018Presto and Zesto in LimbolandArthur Yorinks, Maurice SendakMaurice Sendak28
2017Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of MonthsMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak32
2013My Brother's BookMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak32
2011Bumble-ArdyMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak40
2008George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best FriendsJames MarshallMaurice Sendak368
2006Mommy?Arthur YorinksMaurice SendakMatthew Reinhart12
2005BearsRuth KraussMaurice Sendak24
2004The Happy RainJack SendakMaurice Sendak48
2003BrundibarTony KushnerMaurice Sendak56
1999Swine LakeJames MarshallMaurice Sendak40
1997What Can You Do with a Shoe?Beatrice Schenk de RegniersMaurice Sendak32
1996Frank and Joey Eat LunchArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak0
1996Frank and Joey Go to WorkArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak12
1995Maurice Sendak's Christmas MysteryMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak8
1995The Miami GiantArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak40
1995The Wonderful FarmMarcel AyméMaurice Sendak192
1993We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with PicturesMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak56
1992I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket BookIona Opie, Peter OpieMaurice Sendak160
1991Sarah's RoomDoris OrgelMaurice Sendak0
1989A Hole Is to DigRuth KraussMaurice Sendak48
1988Dear MiliWilhelm Grimm, Ralph ManheimMaurice Sendak40
1988Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child 's Book of PoemsMary Michaels White, Eva Moore, Beatrice Schenk de RegniersJan CarrMaurice SendakRichard EgielskiArnold LobelMarcia BrownMargot ZemachLeo DillonDiane Dillon160
1985In Grandpa's HousePhilip SendakMaurice Sendak48
1984NutcrackerE.T.A. HoffmannMaurice Sendak102
1981Ten Little Rabbits: A Counting Book with Mino the MagicianMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak26
1981Outside Over ThereMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak40
1980Jean Ritchie's Singing Family of the CumberlandsJean RitchieMaurice Sendak258
1977Seven Little MonstersMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak0
1976Fly by NightRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak30
1976Some Swell Pup; or, Are You Sure You Want a Dog?Maurice Sendak, Matthew MargolisMaurice Sendak32
1975Pleasant FieldmouseJan WahlMaurice Sendak72
1973King Grisly-BeardBrothers GrimmMaurice Sendak0
1973The Juniper Tree: And Other Tales from GrimmLore SegalMaurice Sendak332
1970Fantasy SketchesMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak24
1970In the Night KitchenMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak40
1969The Light PrincessGeorge MacDonaldMaurice Sendak128
1968A Kiss for Little BearElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak32
1967The Golden KeyGeorge MacDonaldMaurice Sendak96
1967Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to LifeMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak80
1967The Bat-PoetRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak42
1966Zlateh the Goat and Other StoriesIsaac Bashevis SingerMaurice Sendak90
1965Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery RhymesMaurice Sendak64
1965Let's Be EnemiesJanice May UdryMaurice Sendak32
1965The Animal FamilyRandall JarrellMaurice Sendak180
1965Lullabies and Night SongsAlec WilderMaurice SendakWilliam Engvik0
1964The Bee-Man of OrnFrank R. StocktonMaurice Sendak56
1963Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak48
1963The Griffin and the Minor CanonFrank R. StocktonMaurice Sendak56
1963How Little Lori Visited Times SquareAmos VogelMaurice Sendak64
1963She Loves Me...She Loves Me Not...Robert KeeshanMaurice Sendak32
1963Nikolenka's Childhood: An Edition for Young ReadersLeo TolstoyMaurice Sendak0
1962Alligators All Around: An AlphabetMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak32
1962The Big Green BookRobert GravesMaurice Sendak64
1962Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely PresentCharlotte ZolotowMaurice Sendak40
1962One Was Johnny: A Counting BookMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak46
1962Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a PrologueMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak38
1962The Singing HillMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak180
1961Little Bear's VisitElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1961What Do You Do, Dear?Sesyle JoslinMaurice Sendak48
1960Open House for ButterfliesRuth KraussMaurice Sendak48
1960The Sign on Rosie's DoorMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak48
1960Dwarf Long-NoseWilhelm Hauff, Maurice Sendak, Doris Orgel72
1960Little Bear's FriendElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak0
1959Seven Tales by H.C. AndersenHans Christian AndersenMaurice Sendak128
1959The Moon JumpersJanice May UdryMaurice Sendak32
1959Father Bear Comes HomeElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1958No Fighting, No Biting!Else Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak64
1958What Do You Say, Dear?Sesyle JoslinMaurice Sendak48
1958Along Came a DogMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak192
1957Circus GirlJack SendakMaurice Sendak32
1957Very Far AwayMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak56
1957The Birthday PartyRuth KraussMaurice Sendak0
1957Little BearElse Holmelund MinarikMaurice Sendak63
1956I Want to Paint My Bathroom BlueRuth KraussMaurice Sendak24
1956Kenny's WindowMaurice SendakMaurice Sendak64
1956The House of Sixty FathersMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak189
1955Charlotte and The White HorseRuth KraussMaurice Sendak32
1955The Little Cow and the TurtleMeindert De JongMaurice Sendak0
1954The Wheel on the SchoolMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak298
1954The Tin FiddleEdward TrippMaurice Sendak0
1954I'll Be You and You Be MeRuth KraussMaurice Sendak40
1954Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's FarmBetty MacDonaldMaurice Sendak127
1953ShadrachMeindert DeJongMaurice Sendak192
1953Hurry Home, Candy (Harper Trophy Books)Meindert DeJongMaurice Sendak256
1953A Very Special HouseRuth KraussMaurice Sendak0
1952Maggie Rose, Her Birthday ChristmasRuth SawyerMaurice Sendak151

Collaborators

James Marshall
Else Holmelund Minarik
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Ruth Krauss
Charlotte Zolotow
George MacDonald
Sesyle Joslin
Janice May Udry
Mary Michaels White
Eva Moore
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Jan Carr
Richard Egielski
Arnold Lobel
Marcia Brown
Margot Zemach
Leo Dillon
Diane Dillon
Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Alec Wilder
William Engvik
Meindert DeJong
Robert Graves
Tony Kushner
Arthur Yorinks
Matthew Reinhart
Wilhelm Grimm
Ralph Manheim
Betty MacDonald
Matthew Margolis
Amos Vogel
Frank R. Stockton
Doris Orgel
Randall Jarrell
Jean Ritchie
Marcel Aymé
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Jack Sendak
Lore Segal
Jan Wahl
Hans Christian Andersen
Philip Sendak
Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Hauff
Robert Keeshan
Edward Tripp
Ruth Sawyer
Meindert De Jong
Leo Tolstoy

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