Open House for Butterflies

Open House for Butterflies

by Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak
     
 

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Continuing a two-year program to bring back twenty-two Maurice Sendak treasures long out of print, our second season of publication highlights one of the most successful author-illustrator pairings of all time. A pioneer of great children's literature, Ruth Krausspublished more than thirty books for children during a career that spanned forty years. Krauss and

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Continuing a two-year program to bring back twenty-two Maurice Sendak treasures long out of print, our second season of publication highlights one of the most successful author-illustrator pairings of all time. A pioneer of great children's literature, Ruth Krausspublished more than thirty books for children during a career that spanned forty years. Krauss and Sendak collaborated on eight books, and we are delighted to reintroduce four of these gems in brand-new editions, together with a favorite Maurice Sendak picture book.

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Children's Literature
This charming 5x7" book exhibits droll humorous text and adorable black and white pictures for a toddler's delight. Such offerings as "'Grownup' means to go to nursery school..." and "'Loveably' is a good word to know..." will elicit grins and requests for repeats from small listeners. While not a new book, this one is a classic and should be considered for any children's collection of books in the home. 1988 (orig. 1960), HarperCollins,
— Judy Chernak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060286361
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Sendak Reissues Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
304,309
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Krauss's beloved picture books include two Caldecott Honor Books, The Happy Day, illustrated by Marc Simont, and A Very Special House, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as the perennial favorite A Hole is to Dig, also illustrated by Mr. Sendak.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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