Maurice Sendak Returns To Being Author-Illustrator After 30 years

The “Where the Wild Things Are” creator is scheduled to publish Bumble-Ardy, the tale of a young pig’s birthday party, in September. Sendak has written or illustrated a host of titles over his 60-year career, but the last book the author both wrote and drew was “Outside Over There”, the surreal story of a little girl whose baby sister is kidnapped by goblins, in 1981.

Now Bumble-Ardy, the tale of a pig who, having reached the age of nine without ever having had a birthday party, decides to throw his own, is set for publication this September. Bumble-Ardy will be published in the US by HarperCollins on 6 September, with a first print run of 500,000. Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said she was “thrilled” to be publishing the picture book. “Generations have grown up with his books, and this new picture book is a true testament to Maurice’s matchless ability to delight, entertain, and surprise us with every one,” she said. Read more HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

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