Title: Nutshell Library [Four volume set]. ...
Publisher: Harper & Row (1962), (New York)
Publication Date: 1962
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Four mini books for children measuring 2-3/4 by 3-3/4 inches in an illustrated slipcase. Two of the books are paginated: Pierre (48 pages) and Chicken Soup with Rice (30 pages). Each book illustrated in color in the author's classic style. Published before the author's award-winning book, Where the Wild Things Are. Early printing, with books bound in lavender boards, but with no price sticker and a blue band at the base of the jacket spine on Chicken Soup. Near fine in a near fine dust jackets with light fading to the spines. Slipcase in good condition only with illustrated wrapping cracked at head and foot, and a closed tear at top corner of the box. Bookseller Inventory # 124101
This 4-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary tale all written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Includes the titles Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre.(Titles available separately in library and paperback editions.)
About the Author:
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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