Rest in Peace Maurice Sendak
I am sad to report that Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are has passed away. Sendak was a wonderful children’s author who published over 40 pieces of work. The New York Times referred to him as “the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century”
Sendak was born on June 10,1928 and passed away on May 8, 2012. Fans will miss and remember him long after he is gone. Rest in Peace Maurice Sendak.
You can find the NYtimes article about Maurice Sendak here.
Here is a beautiful quote from Maurice Sendak, found at julieheartsbooks:
“A little boy… sent me a charming card with a little drawing. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”
— from Maurice Sendak’s 2011 interview with Terry Gross.
Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to read any of Sendak’s work. I also have not had the opportunity to watch the movie, Where the Wild Things Are. I do recognize, though, that Sendak was a legend among his kind. Please leave comments below to let everyone know how loved Maurice Sendak is.
That’s all for now, folks. See you next time.