logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code

Outside Over There - Community Reviews back

by Maurice Sendak
sort by language
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 5 years ago
Genre: Monsters / Surreal / Family Year Published: 1981 Year Read: 2009 “Outside Over There” is a Caldecott Honor Book from the creative mind of Maurice Sendak about how a young girl named Ida must save her sister from a band of goblins. “Outside Over There” may have some scary images and the ...
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it 6 years ago
Sigourney wasn't as captivated by Outside Over There as she was In the Night Kitchen. Maybe she was mystified by the story--Young Ida is jealous of her baby sister; she must help care for the baby while her dad's away; cloaked goblins steal the baby while Ida is looking the other direction; the gobl...
rionafaith
rionafaith rated it 8 years ago
This was my favorite book as a kid. It seems to be severely under-read compared to Sendak's other stories, and from other reviews it seems like many of those who have read it dismiss it as being "too creepy" for children. Okay, I guess it could have the potential for being nightmare-inducing, but I ...
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it 9 years ago
This is a wonderfully scary and engaging book. I loved that the heroine is flawed, but learns from it. I loved the German shepherd and the goblin babies and... just all of it. Wonderful.
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 10 years ago
According to Sendak Outside Over There is the final installment of his trilogy which also includes Where the Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen. The books, he says, 'are all variations on the same them: how children master various feelings - anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy - and m...
Flying Kick-a-pow!
Flying Kick-a-pow! rated it 11 years ago
I actually really liked this book when I was a little kid, despite what a weird story it is. But it actually has a pretty good plot, and amazing illustrations. I don't know how much it would appeal to children, but their older siblings and parents might enjoy it.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 40 years ago
This deceptively simple mythopoetic tale of a sister rescuing a baby from the goblins is powerful and disturbing in the manner of dreams.
Need help?