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Friday, February 22, 2013
Something Old Is Now New, For The Next Generation
Four years beforeWhere the Wild Things Are won the Caldecott Medal, Maurice Sendak produced some of his most spectacular artwork for The Moon Jumpers.
Printing technology has greatly improved since this enchanting picture
book was first released more than fifty years ago, and now, with new
color separations, the reproduction of Maurice Sendak's artwork comes
closer to his stunning originals than ever before. Sendak's wondrous
starry skies and Janice May Udry's evocative text immediately transport
us back to cool, moonlit nights and fill us with the universal warmth of
childhood. The Moon Jumpers' timeless beauty and inspiration earned it a Caldecott Honor in 1960 and will surely gather a new generation of fans.