'My Brother’s Book' by Maurice Sendak, 2013




 Fifty years after 'Where the Wild Things Are' was published 
comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012,  
'My Brother's Book'. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, 
Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited 
for his passion for writing and drawing

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On a bleak midwinter's night
The newest star! - blazing light!
So crystal bright! - eclipsing the moon,
Scorching the sky,
Smashed! - and heaved the iron earth in two,
Catapulting Jack to continents of ice -
A snow image stuck fast in water like stone,
His poor nose froze.
 





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