Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

by Gregory Maguire

HarperCollins | September 15, 2009 | Hardcover

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Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into nineteen languages. In Making Mischief, Gregory Maguire reconsiders Sendak's oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West; and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl;.An accomplished critic with signal reviews published in the New York Times Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at other locations, Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations";often unconscious and unspoken;that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work;from monsters to mayhem;as well as his profound understanding of children, their creativity, and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world.Making Mischief is a gift of the imagination to Maurice Sendak, one of the master mythmakers of our time.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 in

Published: September 15, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061689165

ISBN - 13: 9780061689161

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Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

by Gregory Maguire

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 in

Published: September 15, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061689165

ISBN - 13: 9780061689161

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Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into nineteen languages. In Making Mischief, Gregory Maguire reconsiders Sendak's oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West; and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl;.An accomplished critic with signal reviews published in the New York Times Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at other locations, Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations";often unconscious and unspoken;that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work;from monsters to mayhem;as well as his profound understanding of children, their creativity, and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world.Making Mischief is a gift of the imagination to Maurice Sendak, one of the master mythmakers of our time.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofConfessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror;and the Wicked Years, a series that includesWicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men,andOut of Oz. Now a beloved classic,Wickedis the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Editorial Reviews

“Refreshing. . . . Maguire arranges a bounty of favorite or rare illustrations into five playful and accessible essays. This fitting and witty homage gives ample evidence for Maguire’s contention that ‘the word genius isn’t grade inflation.’”