In The Night Kitchen

Paperback | January 18, 1996

byMaurice Sendak

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From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create.

In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey's adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as they prepare our morning cake. "Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We bake cake and nothing’s the matter!" the bakers sing.

The bakers in the night kitchen need more milk for their batter, but then Mickey falls into the cake! They decide to put him in the oven anyway, but Mickey has different plans. He escapes in a plane made of bread dough and helps the bakers find the milk at last.

"A celebration of the primal, sensory world of childhood and an affirmation of its imaginative potency," proclaimed Children's Books and Their Creators.

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Since its publication in 1970, this Caldecott Honor book has enjoyed a double distinction as one of Sendak's most popular and admired creations, loved by children and praised by critics. One of those rare books whose readership grows greater each year, In the Night Kitchen is destined to become a classic.

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From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create. In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey's adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as t...

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1971 Caldecott Honor BookNotable Children's Books of 1940--1970 (ALA)Best Books of 1970 (SLJ)Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)Children's Books of 1970 (Library of Congress)Carey-Thomas Award 1971--Honor CitationBrooklyn Art Books for Children 1973, 1975

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:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.13 inPublished:January 18, 1996Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064434362

ISBN - 13:9780064434362

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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From Our Editors

Since its publication in 1970, this Caldecott Honor book has enjoyed a double distinction as one of Sendak's most popular and admired creations, loved by children and praised by critics. One of those rare books whose readership grows greater each year, In the Night Kitchen is destined to become a classic.

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The story of Mickey's nighttime adventure in the bakers' kitchen is "a highly original dream fantasy [with] deliciously playful illustrations [and a] chantable, easily remembered text. Pure delight for young children." (BL.)