Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)

Maurice Sendak, image from the Associated Press

“And he sailed off through night and day
and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.”
– Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of childhood favourites such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Bumble-Ardy, passed away on May 8th as a result of a stroke. He received the Caldicott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are in 1964.

Have you read any of Sendak’s books? If so, which is your favourite?


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