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Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak
Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak

“Krauss books can be bridges between the poor dull insensitive adult and the fresh, imaginative, brand-new child.”

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I Got Two Dogs: A Charming Children’s Book-and-Song by John Lithgow
I Got Two Dogs: A Charming Children’s Book-and-Song by John Lithgow

“They’re not too smart, but they’re loyal and true.”

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The Big Box: Toni Morrison’s Darkly Philosophical Children’s Book, a Collaboration with Her Son
The Big Box: Toni Morrison’s Darkly Philosophical Children’s Book, a Collaboration with Her Son

“Who says they can’t handle their freedom?”

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If Gorey and Sendak Had Illustrated Kafka for Kids
If Gorey and Sendak Had Illustrated Kafka for Kids

A hauntingly beautiful black-and-white adaptation of the beloved author in children’s verses.

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Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales
Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales

From “The Happy Prince” to “The Beauty and the Beast,” by way of feminism and art history.

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I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and the Imagination, Illustrated by Young Maurice Sendak
I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and the Imagination, Illustrated by Young Maurice Sendak

“Indescribably lovely and absolutely perfect and — well, pure in the best sense.”

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