Maurice Sendak Books and T-Shirt Bundle

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Manufacturer Part No: MS3BTS
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Purchase The Big Green Book, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, and Where the Wild Things Are and receive a free Maurice Sendak t-shirt!


The Big Green Book is back in print in the US for the first time since 1985! This is one of Caldecott Medal winner Maurice Sendak’s early illustrated titles, a collaboration with the noted British author of I, Claudius, Robert Graves.

A little boy named Jack discovers a big green book of magic in the attic and learns all sorts of spells—spells to change the look of things, spells to make him old and gray or disappear entirely! Jack makes the most of his new magic powers, and his poor old aunt and uncle are quite bewildered. This enchanting tale is masterfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak.


A never-before published picture book from Maurice Sendak, the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Where the Wild Things Are, Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, and National Medal of Arts recipient, written with his longtime collaborator Arthur Yorinks.

From Maurice Sendak, the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Where the Wild Things Are, and Arthur Yorinks, the author of Caldecott Medal-winner Hey, Al, comes a never-before-published picture book, Presto and Zesto in Limboland. This marvelous tale tells the story of two friends, Presto and Zesto, and how they find themselves lost in the magical, mysterious place called Limboland. Author Arthur Yorinks said: “Nearly twenty years ago, Maurice and I, inspired by our friendship, conceived this book about two friends making their way in a very mixed-up world.”

The illustrations were first created for a London Symphony Orchestra performance of Leos Janacek’s Rikadla, which sets a series of Czech nursery rhymes to music. Casting aside the rhymes, Maurice and Arthur (who called each other Presto and Zesto) took on the challenge of creating an original book out of the ten illustrations. The result is a treasure come to light after twenty years.


1964 Caldecott Medal Winner! When Max is sent to bed without supper, he leaves home and journeys to where the Wild Things are. There, he tames the Wild Things and becomes their king, declaring, "Let the Wild Rumpus start!" But finally, Max chooses to go home where someone loves him "best of all." This masterpiece earned Sendak the 1964 Caldecott Medal and is as fresh and exciting today as when it was first published nearly 40 years ago! A book no child should grow up without.