Books Outside over There by Maurice Sendak Paperback, 40 p., Harpercollins Childrens Books, List Price: $9.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOutside over ThereAuthorMaurice Sendak Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride Genres: Children's Books Fiction Awards and Recognition National Book Award (1982) Also by Maurice Sendak Bumble-ardy Where the Wild Things Are My Brother's Book A Hole Is to Dig Nutcracker See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Outside over There A baby is snatched away by goblins in Maurice Sendak's Outside Over There. The beloved author and illustrator — who took a darker approach to children's storytelling — died Tuesday at the age of 83. HarperCollins hide caption toggle caption HarperCollins Essays Who's Afraid Of Sendak's Stories? Adults, Mostly May 9, 2012 A baby is snatched away by goblins in Maurice Sendak's unsettling children's book, Outside Over There. Commentator Amanda Katz says she loved this book as a child, and only later understood why it made adults so uncomfortable.