​​Brundibar. Retold by Tony Kushner. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. First edition, First Printing. Hyperion. New York, 2003.

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Brundibar was originally a 1938 children’s opera composed by Hans Kràsa and Adolf Hoffmeister in Czechoslovakia. Tragically, Kràsa and the original children’s cast, all Jewish orphans, were imprisoned during the Nazi occupation of the country, and Brundibar was ultimately forced to premiere at the Therensienstadt concentration camp in 1943. Hence, the work has become deeply associated with Nazi atrocities. Yet in this retelling, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner, and Caldecott Medal winner, Maurice Sendak, revitalize the tale in honor of Kràsa’s and Hoffmeister’s original genius. It was critically acclaimed upon publication. It has also become one of the most notable works by both Kushner and Sendak, two of the most successful literary artists of Jewish descent in the 20th and 21st centuries.

A fine first edition. In original brown cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In fine original dust jacket.

A collectible copy of an important work by Kushner and Sendak.

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​​Brundibar. Retold by Tony Kushner. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. First edition, First Printing. Hyperion. New York, 2003.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in