Graves, Robert

The Big Green Book

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. In this mild fantasy a boy discovers a big green book of spells which enables him to retaliate against the aunt and uncle with whom he lives in boring tranquility. The story is slight, but the cross-hatched black-and-white illustrations reinforce Sendak's reputation for technical skill combined with visual imagination as the artist once more delights in the triumph of a small child in an adult world.


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