Saturday, June 20, 2015

#bookaday The Big Green Book by Robert Graves and Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Written the year before Where the Wild Things Are was published, Sendak's drawings go perfectly with this odd little story. Robert Graves wrote, I, Claudius, but wanted to write a children's book. Reminiscent of Roald Dahl's books, the young boy's parents have died and he's staying with and aunt and uncle who are "not very nice". He finds a book full of magic and plays tricks on them. In the end they are encouraged to be better relatives.

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