The time of my singing is come…

16 March 2010

Illustration by Maurice Sendak, from Charlotte and The White Horse by Ruth Krauss.

More Reading Suggestions, in honor of the coming spring:
Spring Is Here by Taro Gomi; Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke; The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett; Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer and Marvin Bileck; The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy B. Ering.

4 Responses to “The time of my singing is come…”

  1. Lily Says:

    Debbie — This is so beautiful! I’ve never seen this book before — thanks for posting the illustration (not to mention the many fabulous links). xoxo

  2. You must read this book! The writing is so lovely and lyrical – hard to describe, but in parts it’s sort of like a sing-songy child channeling the Bible. And Sendak’s illustrations are appropriately Chagall -like.

  3. Hamden Public Library Says:

    Always love to see Sendak’s older illustrations. I think I read somewhere that he wasn’t given a chance to do his ‘own book’ until he’d been doing illustrations for others for more than 10 years.

  4. He did illustrate a lot of books by other authors early in his career, including several by Ruth Krauss which are among my all-time favorite picture books!

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