In an earlier article, I quoted Maurice Sendak who said, "Interpretive illustration involves a kind of vigorous working with the writer. The difficulty and strain and joy of that particular book is the balancing between the text and the pictures....It's a funny kind of juggling act".
Here then is a presentation of the brilliant work of these two jugglers. They only worked together on a few books but what an amazing set of works. Each of these books has wonderful writing, intricate and fine illustration, great design, and excellent quality in their production--which is the printing of the book itself.
Macmillan 1963, 1964
Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, New York, 1965
British paperback edition, Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Books UK, 1976
Paperback edition, Dell Publishing Co., New York, fourth printing--October 1977
|two-volume cloth-bound edition|
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm
Selected by Lore Segal and Maurice Sendak
Translated by Lore Segal
With four tales translated by Randall Jarrell Pictures by Maurice Sendak
Randall Jarrell's translation of "The Fisherman and His Wife," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Golden Bird," and "Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs," first published in The Golden Bird and Other Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Macmillan, 1962), are reprinted here.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1973
|title page for volume two|
|one-volume paperback edition|
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969, 1976
One of my prized possessions, a signed copy
inscribed, Maurice Sendak May '78
|the back of the jacket|
|Maurice Sendak in Munich 1971|