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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Pierre by Maurice Sendak

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After delving so deeply into problematic picture books in February, Kate and I deserve a bit of a rest. And what, I ask, could be more restful than carnivorous animals devouring small boys? Particularly when said lions are the product of the inimitable and never imitated Maurice Sendak. This marks Sendak’s third appearance on the […]

Top 100 Picture Books #79: Pierre by Maurice Sendak

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#79 Pierre by Maurice Sendak (1962) 25 points Growing up, my first exposure to Pierre came when I joined the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theater, a program for the kids of Kalamazoo, and did tech work on their production of Really Rosie.  There I saw firsthand a sung version of the ultimate in children-being-eaten literature (here’s […]