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Maurice Sendak
Contributor(s): Guillain, Charlotte

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ISBN: 1432959670     ISBN-13: 9781432959678
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2012

Annotation: Provides a brief overview of the life and career of the author best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are."

Click for more in this series: Heinemann Read and Learn: Author Biographies
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Authors, American; 20th century; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Children's stories; Authorship; Juvenile literature.
Illustrators; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Literary
Dewey: 813/.54
LCCN: 2011016066
Lexile Measure: 640
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Heinemann Read and Learn: Author Biographies
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 24 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 148033
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
These very brief, accessible, photo-heavy biographies offer high points of the careers of two giants of children's literature (the book was published before Sendak's death). The simple one or two lines of text accompanying each picture act more as captions, without really identifying either what's going on in the photo or why it's relevant to the person's life. Reading list, timeline. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Author Biographies titles: Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak.]

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 April)

PreS-Gr 1—These short biographies introduce famous children's book authors. A question at the top of each spread is answered by a few sentences below. The texts briefly cover the authors' early lives, books and common themes, outside interests, and, most importantly, what spurred them to begin writing. Guillain also dedicates a spread to the illustrations (and illustrators, where applicable). The large pictures depict important settings, photos of the authors and their books, and movie stills. However, the lack of clear captions greatly reduces their effectiveness, and the time lines are too brief to be useful. While they are too short for reports, these books might spur young readers to seek more detailed accounts of these authors' lives. The "About the Author" series (Rosen/PowerKids Pr) is a better choice.

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