Hector Protector & As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes by Maurice Sendak [FIRST EDITION] 1965
Hector Protector & As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes by Maurice Sendak
FIRST EDITION  HARPER & ROW
Antique hardcover with dust jacke in good condition.
Dust jacket is in fair shape; wear and tear to edges, a few small stains and some general soiling.
Book itself is very nice. Nice clean pictorial boards. Tightly bound. Bright white pages with a few minor stains throughout. Reads very nicely!
There is little in these verses to suggest the settings, the characterizations, the unforeseen twists and turns of Mr. Sendak's fantastical picture-stories. They extend the boundaries of the short rhymes and add surprising dimension.
The many admirers of Where the Wild Things Are and The Nutshell Library will recognize in Hector Protector and the seafarer of As I Went Over the Water the same pugnaciousness, love of mischief, and derring-do that characterize Max and Pierre. And they will agree that Mr. Sendak has created a true picture book of astounding originality.