Publisher description for The animal family / by Randall Jarrell ; decorations by Maurice Sendak.


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This is the story of how, one by one, a man found himself a family. Almost nowhere in fiction is there a stranger, dearer, or funnier family--and the life that the members of The Animal Familylive together, there in the wilderness beside the sea, is as extraordinary and as enchanting as the family itself.
1966 Newbery Honor Book
Best Illustrated Children's Book 1965
Year's Best Juvenile 1965 (NYT)



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hunters -- Fiction.
Mermaids -- Fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Lynx -- Fiction.