Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

Author:   Gregory Maguire
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN:  

9780061689161


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 October 2009
Format:   Hardback
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The New York Times bestselling author of Wicked presents an inspired visual tribute to the work of legendary writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak 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 (Wicked) and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl (Matchless). 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.

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Author:   Gregory Maguire
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint:   William Morrow
Dimensions:   Width: 21.20cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 26.30cm
Weight:   0.898kg
ISBN:  

9780061689161


ISBN 10:   0061689165
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 October 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

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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.' -- Publishers Weekly


At once a serious survey of Maurice Sendak's antecedents and a playful accounting of his preoccupations and themes, Making Mischief, in its subject and in its form, is a joyful, loving, intelligent celebration of that rare and wonderful thing: originality. --Tony Kushner Erudite and imaginative. . . . Maguire's appreciation is rooted in his subject's own appreciation of such artists as Randolph Caldecott, William Blake, Phillip Otto Runge, Winsor McCay, and a host of others. [A] beautifully conceived, gracefully written, and lovingly considered tribute. --Booklist (starred review) 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.' --Publishers Weekly At once a serious survey of Maurice Sendak s antecedents and a playful accounting of his preoccupations and themes, Making Mischief, in its subject and in its form, is a joyful, loving, intelligent celebration of that rare and wonderful thing: originality. --Tony Kushner Erudite and imaginative. . . . Maguire s appreciation is rooted in his subject s own appreciation of such artists as Randolph Caldecott, William Blake, Phillip Otto Runge, Winsor McCay, and a host of others. [A] beautifully conceived, gracefully written, and lovingly considered tribute. --Booklist (starred review) 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. --Publishers Weekly


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Gregory Maguire, best known as the author of the bestselling novel Wicked on which the blockbuster musical of the same name is based, has also spent his career working on behalf of children and their books as a critic, lecturer, school teacher, reviewer, commentator, and children's book author. He has served on numerous award committees for children's work.

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