New York: Harper Collins Publishers / Michael di Capua Books, 1999. Maurice Sendak. First Edition. Cloth. Square 8vo, blue cloth with gold lettering and blind-stamped grey-blue pig on front cover, profusely illustrated with colored illustrations by Maurice Sendak, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Maurice Sendak depicting pigs dancing as a lip-licking wolf looks on, pictorial endpapers by Sendak,  pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3047
EXCEPTIONAL COPY internally & externally! Tight, bright, clean. A splendid and amusing collaboration!
James Edward Marshall (1942 - 1992) was a greatly loved children's author and illustrator. Among the many books he wrote or illustrated are the Yummers (series); the George and Martha (series); Portly McSwine (1979--a book with elements suggestive of SWINE LAKE); Fox and His Friends, Fox in Love, et al. (1982ff.); and classics like Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, and The Three Little Pigs. He was awarded a posthumous Wilder Award.
Maurice Sendak (1928 – 2012) was a famous American illustrator and award-winning writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Sendak also wrote now classic works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik, and SWINE LAKE, a collaboration with James Marshall.
He won practically every award for illustrating children's books; most notably: the Caldecott Medal from the ALA as illustrator of "the most distinguished American picture book for children", Where the Wild Things Are, 1964 (Sendak was also one of the Caldecott runners-up seven times from 1954 to 1982, more than any other illustrator. Also, the National Book Award in category Picture Books for Outside Over There, 1982.