The wicked never win!
Unfortunately the original authors and Kushner and Sendak remind us of potential future dangers with this final note from Brundibar:
Sadly this serves to remind us that we must remember what happened to these children and thousands of others who have been oppressed and murdered. We might defeat one bully, but there are others we should seek to defeat. Only by our persistence in the defeat of evil in our world can we honor these children who together defeated Brundibar.
AUTHOR: Tony Kushner
ILLUSTRATOR: Maurice Sendak
TYPE: retelling of 1938 children's opera
RECOMMEND: I always love Sendak's illustrations, and this is a story of courage which tells a simple story of good over evil.