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"In the Night Kitchen" is a children's book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It was released in 1970. The story focuses on a young boy named Mickey who journeys through a baker's kitchen and helps bake a cake.
Maurice Sendak is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including his most famous "Where the Wild Things Are." According to Sendak, "In the Night Kitchen" is part of a trilogy that is based on the psychological development of children. For example, "In the Night Kitchen" is relevant to toddlers, "Where the Wild Things are" is for pre-schoolers, and "Outside Over There" is for pre-adolescents.