Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation


Gregory Maguire’s Making Mischief is an ode to and exploration of Maurice Sendak, the esteemed children’s book author and illustrator. Uncovering Sendak’s aesthetic influences, motifs and the nuance with which he afforded adolescent imagination, Maguire (who wrote The Wicked Witch of the West as well as other children’s stories) comprehensively examines Sendak’s impactful work and how it created mythical worlds that adroitly weave the fun and humorous with realistic, weighty issues. In 208 pages, Maguire honors Sendak as the profound visionary that he was.