Photo Friday: Dancing in the moonlight

20140404 [Maurice Sendak]

On Wednesday this week (2nd April) it was International Children’s Book Day, celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday every year, and organised by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People).

To celebrate this, we have selected an image from a collection of limited edition plates by Maurice Sendak, published by the Bodley Head in 1972. The collection features an introduction by the artist, and nineteen pictures selected by him from eight of the seventy books he illustrated over the previous 20 years. This image is of course taken from “Where the Wild Things Are” (1963), and shows our hero Max dancing in the moonlight with the wild things. We have a number of copies of the book in our main book stock, along with other children’s books notable for their illustrations.

This selection of prints and all material in our Special Collections is accessible by arrangement with the LJMU Archivist



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