Outside Over There

Outside Over There

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by Maurice Sendak

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With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

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With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

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Children's Books 1981
Ida tumbles into a magical world to recover her lost sister and, in the process, makes discoveries about herself and those she loves. Hauntingly illustrated by a master storyteller and artist.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
In this book, Sendak explores the conflict of an older child for younger siblings. Ida is in charge of her baby sister. When the baby is kidnapped by goblins, Ida undertakes a difficult journey to another world to recover her. The heroine's resourcefulness, courage, and love help her to prevail.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Caldecott Collection Series
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Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Outside Over There (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Cayla More than 1 year ago
This illustrations in this book are amazing. This author/illustrator is best known for his award winning Where the Wild Things Are- but this drawings in this book are truely beautiful. You can really tell that a great amount of thought, patience and precision. While I love the illustrations I thought the story itself was a little weird. It is intriguing though and keeps you on your toes wondering what is going to happen and if she will be able to get her sister back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful artwork. Get hardcover as these books are meant to be passed down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maurice is known as the Picasso of children¿s books. Maurice says ''They are all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings - danger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy - and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives.'' During Maurice¿s career, he has illustrated more than six dozen children¿s books. He is known for some of his picture books especially Where The Wild Things Are. The theme of the book is about a sister¿s feelings toward her younger sibling, and expressing them efficiently instead of an selfish love. Papa was at sea and mama was at the arbor, so Ida played her horn to help her sister fall asleep. However, she never kept a close eye on her so the goblins came and took her sister away. The book states ¿So the goblins came. They pushed their way in and pulled baby out, leaving another all made of ice. Will she ever see her sister again and what happens when papa sends his letter? Outside Over There I would recommend readers to read it because it is good to read different books by the same author. The book was good, but it was not one of my favorites. The reading level of the book is third year, sixth month.
nikki1CO More than 1 year ago
Outside Over There is a Sendak classic. I bought this for my grandson, because I didn't want to give up the copy I had bought for my children. A beautiful story of a sister who rescues her baby sister from a land far away, the illustrations bring such life to the story. Sendak's illustrations never fail to please & this is a must have book for any child's library
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VampyrDrusilla More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy this book as much his other classic "Where The Wild Things Are." It was difficult to follow at times and the story is a little bizarre.
latinaartemis More than 1 year ago
The story was so spellbinding, it was a bit suspenseful, it kept me wondering how the girl was going to get her baby sister back from the goblins (especially since the goblins looked just like her baby sister). The illustrations are gorgeous and so realistic looking (in a classic way), it's truly beautiful. My kids have read this book numerous times, the writing is large and simple enough for early-learning readers, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite childhood books. It's a wonderful story, with beautifully illustrated pictures.