Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation by Gregory Maguire

Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

byGregory Maguire

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

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With the same adroit scrutiny that enabled him to recognize a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked, reconsiders the oeuvre of the incomparable Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). Making Mischief pays tribute to the visionary author and illustrator, his profound understanding of children, and his stunningly imaginative and groundbreaking work that carried the picture book so much higher and farther than it had ever flown. A beautifully designed, endlessly fascinating volume, Making Mischief is one master mythmaker’s heartfelt appreciation of another.

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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, l...
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Title:Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak AppreciationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061689165

ISBN - 13:9780061689161

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“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.’”