Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes

Hardcover | November 6, 2001

byMaurice Sendak

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Maurice Sendak has interpreted these old' Mother Goose rhymes in animated sequences that have the aliveness and immediacy of a child's own imaginings.

There is little in these verses to suggest the settings, the characterizations, the unforeseen twists and turns of Mr. Sendak's fantastical picture-stories. They extend the boundaries of the short rhymes and add surprising dimension.

The many admirers of Where the Wild Things Are and The Nutshell Library will recognize in Hector Protector and the seafarer of As I Went Over the Water the same pugnaciousness, love of mischief, and derring-do that characterize Max and Pierre. And they will agree that Mr. Sendak has created a true picture book of astounding originality.

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Maurice Sendak has interpreted these old' Mother Goose rhymes in animated sequences that have the aliveness and immediacy of a child's own imaginings.There is little in these verses to suggest the settings, the characterizations, the unforeseen twists and turns of Mr. Sendak's fantastical picture-stories. They extend the boundaries of ...

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 7.12 × 8.38 × 0.48 inPublished:November 6, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060286423

ISBN - 13:9780060286422

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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“Since Caldecott and Lesley Brooke, nobody has illustrated nursery rhymes this well … These wonderfully funny, charming drawings are just as good as those Mr. Sendak did for Where the Wild Things Are.” (—The New York Review of Books)