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In the Night Kitchen

In the Night Kitchen

by Maurice Sendak Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

The dream-fantasy of a little boy named Mickey in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter  during an unusual nocturnal excursion.

Since its publication in 1970, this Caldecott Honor Book has enjoyed a double distinction as one of Maurice Sendak's most popular and admired creations, loved by children and praised by critics. One of those rare books whose readership grows greater each year, In the Night Kitchen is destined to "eventually become a classic." 

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
Lexile Measure
330L
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Adventure, Classics

About the Author and Illustrator

Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak earned the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.
Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak earned the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.

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