Friday, May 11, 2012

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

Yesterday brought some bad news. Maurice Sendak, the author of everyone's favorite children's book, Where the Wild Things Are passed away at the age of 83 after complications from a stroke.

Although he wrote and illustrated many books, including In the Night Kitchen and Seven Little Monsters, he was probably best known for his 1963 publication, which became a major cornerstone of American culture. I remember reading the book as a child and simultaneously fearing the "Wild Things" and wanting to hang out with them just like Max from the story. His famous work was recently turned into a full-length, live-action movie with a soundtrack produced by Karen O.

Goodbye, Mr. Sendak!

Where the Wild Things Are

A Conversation with Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are movie trailer

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