Jack Sendak

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Jack Sendak (July 20, 1923[1] – February 3, 1995) was a children's literature author. He is the brother of Maurice Sendak and the son of Philip Sendak. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, and later worked for Emerson Radio and Television and the U.S. Postal Service. Two of his books, Circus Girl (1957) and The Happy Rain (1956), were illustrated by Maurice. His 1971 book The Magic Tears won the Children's Book Showcase award. [2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Second Witch (1965) (illustrations by Uri Shulevitz)
  • The King of the Hernits and Other Stories (1966) (illustrated by Margot Zemach)
  • Martze (1968) (illustrated by Mitchell Miller) ISBN 0374348510
  • The Magic Tears (1971) (illustrated by Mitchell Miller)
  • Circus Girl (1957) (illustrated by Maurice Sendak)
  • The Happy Rain (1956) (illustrated by Maurice Sendak)


  1. ^ FamilySearch. "Jack Sendak, "United States Social Security Death Index"". Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (February 1995). "Jack Sendak, 71, a Writer Of Surrealist Books for Children". New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 

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