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Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Maurice Sendak Picture Book

Who doesn’t love Maurice Sendak’s stories like Where the Wild Things Are?  Though Sendak died five years ago, a new book of his will be published this fall.  Presto and Zesto in Limboland, co-authored by Sendak and his frequent collaborator, Arthur Yorinks, was recently discovered. 

The discovery comes complete with a manuscript and illustrations, the latter of which were created in 1990 for a London Symphony performance of Leoš Janáček’s 1927 work Rikadla, a piece set around a series of nonsense Czech nursery rhymes:  https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/74181-new-sendak-picture-book-discovered.html. 

I will definitely be putting this on my gift list for my grandson.