The Animal Family
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|Cover artist||Maurice Sendak|
|Publisher||Harper & Row|
The Animal Family is a 1965 children's novel by American poet and critic Randall Jarrell and illustrated by noted children's book illustrator Maurice Sendak. It is a 1966 Newbery Honor book and has a significant following among adult readers.
A man, a mermaid, a boy, a bear and a lynx - all orphans - find a home together in a log cabin in the woods by the sea. Through their shared experiences and self-made myths of their own origins, they create their own unique family.
- "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC), American Library Association.
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