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Brundibar

Kushner, Tony

ISBN 10: 0786809043 / ISBN 13: 9780786809042
Published by Hyperion Books for Children, 2003
Used Condition: Fine - As New Hardcover
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A beautiful First Edition children's book signed by master children's illustrator Maurice Sendak on the page opposite the title page. All illustrated by wonderful Sendak illustrations. In dark brown cloth and a complete colorful dustjacket, this is a beautiful copy with rare signatures. 56 pp. In the dustjacket summary, "Befriended by three intelligent talking animals and three hundred helpful schoolkids, brother and sister sing for the money, buy the milk, defeat the bully, and triumphantly return home." Sendak and Kushner's book is also on Broadway by the same name at the New Victory Theater from April 28-May 27, 2006 with Sendak having done the set design and Kushner the libretto for the production. A great collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 2772

Bibliographic Details

Title: Brundibar

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Sendak, Maurice

Book Condition:Fine - As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Archival Plastic Cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Synopsis:

When Aninku and Pepicek discover one morning that their mother is sick, they rush to town for milk to make her better. Their attempt to earn money by singing is thwarted by a bullying, bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder, Brundibar, who tyrannizes the town square and chases all other street musicians away. Befriended by three intelligent talking animals and three hundred helpful schoolkids, brother and sister sing for the money to buy the milk, defeat the bully, and triumphantly return home. Brundibar is based on a Czech opera for children that was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp

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Based on a Czech opera that was performed 55 times by children in Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp, Brundibar is an odd, urgent little tale of a brother and sister who are desperately trying to get their hands on some milk for their sick mother. They race to the village center, only to discover that they need money to buy milk. Unfortunately, all the money in town seems to be going to the nefarious hurdy-gurdy man, Brundibar. Enter three talking animals and 300 willing children (bearing balloons stating "WE DON’T MIND SKIPPING SCHOOL"), and things start looking up for little Aninku and Pepicek. Retold by playwright Tony Kushner and illustrated by Caldecott Medal recipient Maurice Sendak, this operatic story is just nutty enough to become a favorite for open-minded young readers. Sendak fans will smile to see the village baker, who bears a striking resemblance to the baker in Sendak's In the Night Kitchen. His chaotic, jam-packed illustrations reveal witty little subplots to the libretto text (written all in upper case), which sharp-eyed readers will enjoy discovering. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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