Beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak has one last book for us.
The Where the Wild Things Are creator died last year, but left us a new book. A combination of poetry and drawings, this new book is seen as a tribute to Sendak’s brother Jack and as a farewell to his audience.
Titled My Brother’s Book, the book is illustrated with watercolors and features “two brothers in a fantastic world [where they] confront separation, longing and reunion,” according to NPR.
Jack Sendak was also a children’s book author. Two of his novels, The Happy Rain and Circus Girl, had been illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Jack Sendak died in 1995 at 71 years old.
In an interview with NPR, playwright and close friend of Sendak, Tony Kushner, had this to say about the new book:
“I really feel that the book is a goodbye from him to everybody who loved him — which was a lot of people.”
My Brother’s Book was published this week and will officially be available for sale on Feb. 5.