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Outside Over There and Gay Pride

Jonathan Cott’s new book There’s a Mystery There (Doubleday) is a terrific examination of what its subtitle calls “The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak.” It accomplishes this by focusing on a single book, Sendak’s masterpiece, Outside Over There (1981), winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. And Cott’s objective is to […]

Review of Outside Over There

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak; illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate     Harper     48 pp. 4/81     0-06-025523-4     $12.95 Library ed. 0-06-025524-2 Of his “self-styled picture-book trilogy” Maurice Sendak says, “They are all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings — anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy — and manage to come to grips […]