"Once upon a time, long, long ago, where the forest runs down to the ocean, a hunter lived all alone in a house made of logs he had chopped for himself and shingles he had split for himself": The Animal Family; Signed by Maurice Sendak
The Animal Family.
Jarrell, Randall; Illustrated by Maurice Sendak .
Item Number: 27058
New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
First edition of the 1996 edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Randall Jarrell received the National Book Award for his book of poems The Woman at the Washington Zoo. His children's book The Animal Family was named a Newbery Honor Book, and his translation of The Three Sisters was produced by The Actors Studio Theatre. "The Animal Family is unmistakably the best in many a year, a timeless and universal story" (The New York Times Book Review).