My Brother's Book
Maurice Sendak’s last book is a magical and mysterious tribute to his older brother Jack. The story follows two brothers, Jack and Guy, who are separated by a new star smashing into the earth. Jack is catapulted into a continent of ice and Guy into the lair of a dangerous bear. Luminous watercolor illustrations depict the two brothers floating through forests and starry skies, longing to be reunited. The brothers eventually find each other and “Jack slept safe / Enfolded in his brother’s arms.” The genius of Senkak is evident, this tribute a fitting farewell.
Read and reread, a classic for all ages.