Outside Over There

Outside Over There

by Maurice Sendak

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Overview

With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064431859
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/1989
Series: Caldecott Collection Series
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: AD940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.


Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Hometown:

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1928

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Art Students' League

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Outside Over There (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Cayla More than 1 year ago
This illustrations in this book are amazing. This author/illustrator is best known for his award winning Where the Wild Things Are- but this drawings in this book are truely beautiful. You can really tell that a great amount of thought, patience and precision. While I love the illustrations I thought the story itself was a little weird. It is intriguing though and keeps you on your toes wondering what is going to happen and if she will be able to get her sister back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful artwork. Get hardcover as these books are meant to be passed down.
AlisonLucas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The most striking thing about this book for me was the illustrations. Sendak conveys a sense of fantasy and unease through his use of hyper realism and exaggerated proportions. Elements of the drawings reappear throughout the book in subtle ways... it is very clever.The plot features a young girl, Ida, who's baby sister gets abducted by goblins. She climbs out her window, "outside over there," and saves her sister from a goblin wedding. The story ends happily, with the sisters reunited, and messages of love from the parents. I may use caution when exposing this book to young or emotionally sensitive children. The story-line and illustrations are pretty eerie, and could easily be frightening.
korikay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has a fairytale feel as Ida searches for her baby sister who has been kidnapped by goblins. The story continues the surreal feel of Maurice Sendak's work. The illustrations reflect the beauty of artistry done during the Romantic Era. There is much to gaze upon while reading this tale!
ursa_diana on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Everyone loves "Where the Wild Things Are" but THIS is actually My favorite Sendak.
linhook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
an absolutely enchanting story! a young girl responsible for her baby sister while papa is at sea takes her eye off her baby sister for a second, the goblins creep in through the window and kidnap the baby leaving Ida no choice but to heroically search out and save her baby sister from a terrible goblin wedding! as a teacher of 3/4 years old i have found this to be an absolute favourite with my group of ten children-they sit eyes wide, waiting for the next exciting part, they ask for this story over and over and i have downloaded fantastically eerie music to play in the background whilst i read it!!! an absolute favourite!
4thinline More than 1 year ago
Maurice Sendak: 1981 Vintage Classic gem: Outside Over There; Books back then were created with quality papers, paperboard, cloth and inks. That's for starters. This author wrote, crafted intelligent, masterful stories and tales from simple, compelling ideology: A young girl who is somewhat oblivious of her younger sister of whom she is to keep her eye on, loses site of her ,,,,,,,,,, who then, has gone astray ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, simple, but it is the story context and voluminous illustrations, that whisk the story into a sweeping, wondrous tale, that still, ends simply. Hardcover, beautiful quality papers, and a semi~printed calligraphy ,,,,,,,,,, is a Lovely physical book to add to a child's book collection, or for that matter, this suggestion could apply as well to an adult collector.
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ida is watching her baby sister while her father is out to sea. While playing a song facing the opposite direction, her baby sister is stolen by goblins, and she must get her back.
GeniusBabies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A tale of Ida rescuing her sister from the goblin-babies. Quite a dark tale, with very little words. The appeal of the book is definitely in the art, which is Sendak's great realistic style. The story is lacking, though, making it a unsatisfying read.
nikki1CO More than 1 year ago
Outside Over There is a Sendak classic. I bought this for my grandson, because I didn't want to give up the copy I had bought for my children. A beautiful story of a sister who rescues her baby sister from a land far away, the illustrations bring such life to the story. Sendak's illustrations never fail to please & this is a must have book for any child's library
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VampyrDrusilla More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy this book as much his other classic "Where The Wild Things Are." It was difficult to follow at times and the story is a little bizarre.
latinaartemis More than 1 year ago
The story was so spellbinding, it was a bit suspenseful, it kept me wondering how the girl was going to get her baby sister back from the goblins (especially since the goblins looked just like her baby sister). The illustrations are gorgeous and so realistic looking (in a classic way), it's truly beautiful. My kids have read this book numerous times, the writing is large and simple enough for early-learning readers, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maurice is known as the Picasso of children¿s books. Maurice says ''They are all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings - danger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy - and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives.'' During Maurice¿s career, he has illustrated more than six dozen children¿s books. He is known for some of his picture books especially Where The Wild Things Are. The theme of the book is about a sister¿s feelings toward her younger sibling, and expressing them efficiently instead of an selfish love. Papa was at sea and mama was at the arbor, so Ida played her horn to help her sister fall asleep. However, she never kept a close eye on her so the goblins came and took her sister away. The book states ¿So the goblins came. They pushed their way in and pulled baby out, leaving another all made of ice. Will she ever see her sister again and what happens when papa sends his letter? Outside Over There I would recommend readers to read it because it is good to read different books by the same author. The book was good, but it was not one of my favorites. The reading level of the book is third year, sixth month.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite childhood books. It's a wonderful story, with beautifully illustrated pictures.