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Ruth Krauss, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak | A Very Special House

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HarperCollins Publishers. 1981. Hard back with dust jacket. Signed on title page by Maurice Sendak. Caldecott Honor book.

Ruth Krauss’ unique ability to see the world through the eyes of a child has never been more apparent than in the lyrical verses of A Very Special House. The pages can barely contain Maurice Sendak’s sprawling and exuberant depictions of a child creating his own special home. This handsome, autographed edition is perfect for collectors and Sendak aficionados.


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