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The Animal Family

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Author: Randall Jarrell

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak


JARRELL, Randall. The Animal Family. Decorations by Maurice Sendak. [NY]: Pantheon [1965]. 12mo, [x] 181pp. Blue buckram decoratively stamped in silver. Beige endpapers; 7 full-page b&w illustrations. Top and bottom edges sunned, spine a tad so, lower edge of sheets lightly stained (interior not affected), two small spots on rear free endpaper, else a tight, bright copy in original pictorial dust jacket (slight edge wear, slight soiling, price-clipped). Signed by the artist, Caldecott Medalist Maurice Sendak.

First edition. 1966 Newbery Honor Book! The delightful tale of how, one by one, a man found himself a family – a strange, dear, and funny family who live together in the wilderness besides the sea. The second collaboration between these two award-winning talents.