Author(s): Maurice Sendak
A boy and a girl are overjoyed when a puppy mysteriously arrives on their doorstep. But they soon discover that looking after a puppy is not as easy as they thought. But gradually - with a little help from the puppy's mother who is in disguise - they learn how to look after the puppy.
From the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE comes a tale about two kids learning to look after a puppy
Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.