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Dear Mili

Grimm, Wilhelm; Illustrated By Maurice Sendak

ISBN 10: 0374317623 / ISBN 13: 9780374317621
Published by Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 1988
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STATED FIRST EDITION. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ GOOD UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. Former owner gift inscription on front free endpaper. ABOUT THIS BOOK: "On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.'After more than 150 years' the Times noted, 'Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character.' News of this dramatic find made headlines around the world. Now [at time of publication] five years later, we take particular pride in publishing the first edition of Dear Mili, magnificently illustrated by the preeminent children's book illustrator of his time, Maurice Sendak. The story of Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family's possession for over a century and a half. It tells of a mother who sends her daughter into the forest to save her from a terrible war. The child comes upon the hut of an old man, who gives her shelter, and she repays his kindness be serving him faithfully for what she thinks are three days. Actually, thirty years pass. When she finally leaves to return to her mother, the old man hands her a rosebud and says 'Never fear. When this rose blooms, you will be with me again.' As for the pictures that interpret Dear Mili, they are clearly a milestone in Maurice Sendak's career. The work of a master at the height of his powers.". Bookseller Inventory # 005986

Bibliographic Details

Title: Dear Mili

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: NO

Edition: First Edition.

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On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times. "After more than 150 years," the Times noted, "Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character." The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family's possession for over a century and a half. It tells of a mother who sends her daughter into the forest to save her from a terrible war. The child comes upon the hut of an old man, who gives her shelter, and she repays his kindness by serving him faithfully for what she thinks are three days. Actually, thirty years have passed, but Mili has remained safe, and with the old man's blessing there is still time for a tender reunion with her mother. As for the pictures that interpret Dear Mili―hailed by School Library Journal as "gorgeous"―they were a milestone in Maurice Sendak's career, the work of a master at the height of his powers.

About the Author:

MAURICE SENDAK (1928–2012) was one of the preeminent children's book illustrators and authors of the twentieth century. Best-known for the Caldecott Medal–winning Where the Wild Things Are, he was also the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's book illustration, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Medal of Arts.

WILHELM GRIMM (1786–1859) was a German author, linguist, and folklorist who, along with his older brother, Jakob, published Children's and Household Tales in 1812. Popularly known as Grimms' Fairy Tales, this collection was continually revised by the brothers and ultimately included 210 folk tales, among them many that have become famous around the world.

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