Maurice sendak s books have been frequently challenged in libraries in particular his children s book in the night kitchen an award winning book that features a young boy s dream journey through a baker s kitchen the book upset many librarians and adults because its young protagonist mickey was depicted in the nude. This book details the adventures of a small boy named mickey who journeys to the night kitchen and meets three unusual cooks and eventually save in the night kitchen is a follow up of maurice sendak s famous children s book where the wild things are and has also received the distinguished caldecott honor book award.
In the night kitchen is the bizarre surreal story of mickey and his journey into the mysterious night kitchen where bakers are preparing the morning cake mickey is the savior of the story getting the key ingredient milk for the bakers to complete the cakes.
The night kitchen book. The kitchen knight book. In the night kitchen is an extraordinary work of imaginative genius. The night kitchen bakery has been a philadelphia cornerstone of artisan baked goods for 30 years.
The book poses the question where do children go at night in their dreams once their parents have gone to bed the answer is at once beautiful amusing and contemplative a tender study of the. 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. Some of the book s artwork is set in multiple panels to a page a handsome screen of images that feels like a dance sequence following mickey s actions as set against a panorama of the city at night a city of saltcellar milk carton and egg beater architecture.
Read 65 reviews from the world s largest community for readers. In the night kitchen has been described by sendak as part of a trilogy of books based on. The book was published in multiple languages including english consists of 40 pages and is available in paperback format.
In the night kitchen is a popular and controversial children s picture book written and illustrated by maurice sendak and first published in 1970 the book depicts a young boy s dream journey through a surreal baker s kitchen where he assists in the creation of a cake to be ready by the morning. A deep poignant meditation on life death and the concept of belonging. Noble gareth defeats a dreaded knight and wins the hand of a fai.
The main characters of this childrens picture books story are. Maurice sendak s children s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. Each recipe is handcrafted with love.
We are known for moist cakes best of philly brownies and sinful sticky buns. Free download or read online in the night kitchen pdf epub book. The first edition of the novel was published in 1970 and was written by maurice sendak.