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Outside Over There

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Author: Maurice Sendak

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

SENDAK, Maurice. Outside Over There. [NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1981]. Oblong 8vo, 40pp. Red cloth stamped in gilt. Full-color illustrations throughout. Slight bumping to spine ends, else a remarkably bright, clean copy, in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w. (not price-clipped, minute creasing at spine ends).

First Edition. 1982 Caldecott Honor book.Ida's father is away at sea. She plays herhorneach night to make her baby sister sleep. One night while she is playing her horn and not paying attention to the baby, goblins sneak in through the window and steal her baby sister away, replacing her with achangelingmade of ice. The changeling melts as Ida cradles it; and Ida, realizing what has happened, sets off after her baby sister. However, because she exits the window backwards she enters Outside Over There where she cannot find the goblins or her sister. Will Ida be able to find her sister? A beautiful and touching book from one of the masters of picture books, Maurice Sendak.