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[The Moon Jumpers]

The Moon Jumpers

Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

  • 1960 Caldecott Medal Honor Book

Four years before Where the Wild Things Are won the Caldecott Medal Maurice Sendak produced some of his most spectacular artwork for The Moon Jumpers Printing technology has greatly improved since this enchanting picture book was first released more than fifty years ago and now with new color separations the reproduction of Maurice Sendak s artwork comes closer to his stunning originals than ever before Sendak s wondrous starry skies and Janice May Udry s evocative text immediately transport us back to cool moonlit nights and fill us with the universal warmth of childhood The Moon Jumpers timeless beauty and inspiration earned it a Caldecott Honor in 1960 and will surely gather a new generation of fans We jump and jump over and over and higher and higher But nobody has ever touched the moon Remember The magic of playing under the glow of the moon The feeling of dancing barefoot in the grass The joy of climbing a tree The freedom of leaping fingers stretched to touch the moon Rediscover the enchanting pairing of Janice May Udry s evocative text with Maurice Sendak s wondrous artwork The Moon Jumpers is available again for the first time in over ten years The luminous art is now reproduced from new color separations of the original work coming close for the very first time to the brilliance of the originals

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