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Bumble-Ardy: 500 Recipes 275 Photographs (Hardcover)

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By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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"You are cordially invited to attend a fancy masquerade at
Bumble-Ardy's in honor of his auspicious ninth birthday. A raucously
rowdy, brine-soaked, pig masquerade thrown by Maurice Sendak's
delightfully wild and untamed imagination, to be gloriously precise!
Comedy and tragedy shall almost certainly ensue, but a good time will be
had ... by most."

— Meghan G.


Since the publication of his classic Outside Over There in 1981, Maurice Sendak's book illustrations have focused on interpreting the texts of such authors as James Marshall, Tony Kushner, Wilhelm Grimm, Ruth Krauss, Herman Melville, and Mother Goose. And beginning in 1980, with his sets and costumes for The Magic Flute, Sendak launched a busy second career as the designer of stage productions of opera and ballet. Now comes Bumble-Ardy, the first book he has written as well as illustrated in thirty years.

Bumble-Ardy has evolved from an animated segment for Sesame Street to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand.

In this highly anticipated picture book, Sendak once again explores the exuberance of young children and the unshakable love between parent (in this case, an aunt) and child.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062051981
ISBN-10: 0062051989
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 40
Language: English