Monday, February 8, 2010

Teaching Children's Literature: Maurice Sendak

Gregory Maguire's Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation is a wonderful teaching tool--allowing professors of children's literature to guide their students through Sendak's oeuvre and to translate those lessons to children's literature on a larger stage.

In exploring the work of American children’s book writer and artist Maurice Sendak, who has produced works of “unparalleled beauty” for over six decades, Maguire--best know for Wicked--both honors one of the greatest living American artists in any medium and also continues to examine the sense of larceny, improvisation, and inspiration that attend all people attempting to make something new out of what they already know.

We've provided an in-depth instructor's guide for professors of children's literature that will help you incorporate Making Mischief into your classes.

And, here's the trailer for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are.

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