Sunday, March 10, 2019

Aidan Chambers's Copy of In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Young adult fiction writer Aidan Chambers and his wife Nancy were the recipients of a wonderful copy of In the Night Kitchen (1970) personalized for them by author Maurice Sendak in the summer of 1971. The book includes an original drawing of Mickey, the boy whose dream transports him into the night kitchen (in a matter reminiscent of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo entering Slumberland). Mickey is shown standing and looking pretty delighted here as he presides over the book's inscription "with pleasure."

Maurice Sendak
AbeBooks Listing Retrieved September 14, 2018

The good news is that this copy is still available from Shapero Rare Books in London. The bad news is that the price has gone up just a bit since last year.

  Attempted Bloggery is on the lookout for more books by Maurice Sendak graced with his original drawings.

Quick Links to the Attempted Bloggery Archives:

Maurice Sendak

Signed Books with Original Drawings

In the Night Kitchen

Attempted Bloggery's Index with Pleasure


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