Based on a Czech opera for children that was performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin Nazi concentration camp, this is the tale of two children bullied by a bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder, while trying to earn money to buy milk for their sick mother.
On the surface, this is a colorful tale of the adventures of two children befriended and helped by talking animals. But it is also a story about surviving tyranny. Maurice Sendak’s illustrations engage readers of all ages.
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