Sendak’s last work

My Brother’s Book is the final completed book by Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, who died last year at the age of 83.

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Published in the UK this month – 50 years after Where the Wild Things Are was released – the book is an homage to Sendak’s older brother Jack, who was also a children’s author.

Written an illustrated by Sendak, the book tells the story of two brothers – Jack and Guy – who are separated from each other when the brightest star in the sky smashes.

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The work is, according to publisher Harper Collins, ‘one that Sendak considered the most important’, and one that ‘redefines what one would expect from him’.

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My Brother’s Book, by Maurice Sendak, is published by Harper Collins priced at £18.99.

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