1980 - Children’s Books (Paperback)

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

By Maurice Sendak

Current Publisher: HarperCollins
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 4 & Up

Children’s Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Myron Levoy for Alan and Naomi
  • Arnold Lobel for Frog and Toad Are Friends
  • Katherine Paterson for The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Maurice Sendak for Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Children’s Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Madeleine L'Engle for A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:

  • Sendak won the National Book Award for Children’s Picture Books in 1982 for the hardcover edition of Outside Over There.
  • 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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