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Very Far Away

Sendak, Maurice

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ISBN 10: 0060255153 / ISBN 13: 9780060255152
Published by HarperCollins, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1957
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A lovely reissue edition signed for Parrish Books by Maurice Sendak on the half-title page. Date of publication unknown but it was after 1990 when HarperCollins began publishing under that name. Originally published in 1957, this was the first book by Maurice Sendak as both author and illustrator. It is the story of a little boy frustrated that his mother is too busy to answer all of his questions so he gathers together the horse who wanted to dream, the cat who wanted to sing and the sparrow who wanted to eat crumbs from a King's plate, and they head to "Very Far Away" where everything would be perfect. In fine pictorial library binding with a fine dustjacket in plastic cover. Maurice Sendak has been awarded countless awards for illustration of children's books, including the Caldecott Medal, 1964 (for Where the Wild Things Are); Hans Christian Andersen International Medal, 1970; Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, 1983; Jewish Cultural Achievement Award, 1988; National Medal of Arts, 1996. Bookseller Inventory # 1327

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Title: Very Far Away

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Pictorial Library Binding

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Archival Plastic Cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Reissued Edition.

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A little boy and his animal friends discover that running away from their problems isn't going to solve them

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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Parrish Books is a full-time on-line book dealer selling quality collectible books since 2002. With specialities in books (most signed) by Richard Bach, Ray Bradbury, Tom Clancy, Edward Gorey, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, John Grisham, Philip Roth, Tony Hillerman, and many others. We also feature an extensive collection of Genesis Publications, Easton Press and Franklin Library books, most signed. We pride ourselves on our detailed pictures of our books, good customer service and quality packaging for all orders. Our customers are important to us and we welcome customer inquiries. All orders are shipped no later than the next day following payment and we ensure that your book arrives safely and as described. Thanks for visiting Parrish Books and we invite you to visit our Homepage!

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