1982 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover)

Outside Over There

Author and Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

Original Publisher: Harper & Row
Current Publisher: HarperCollins
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 4 & Up

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

  • Olaf Baker; Stephen Gammell, ill. for Where the Buffaloes Begin
  • Arnold Lobel; Anita Lobel, ill. for On Market Street
  • Chris Van Allsburg for Jumanji
  • Nancy Willard; Alice and Martin Provensen, ill. for A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Maurice Sendak for Outside Over There

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • Sendak was a Finalist in 1980 for the paperback edition of Higgelty Piggelty Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
  • Sendak was one of the most widely read and successful children’s books authors in the country. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America.

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