Beloved Children’s Author Maurice Sendak Passes Away
Generations have loved and shared “Where The Wild Things Are” with their own children. The author of the beloved children’s book, Maurice Sendak, passed away this morning from complications brought on by a recent stroke. He was 83.
Sendak upended a tradition in children’s books. Where most of the heroes and heroines of children’s books were well-behaved models for children to emulate, Maurice’s characters were dark, mischievous, and experienced situations that raised many eyebrows. Some of his books were censored and even banned from school libraries.
Despite this, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 by the American Library Association for “Where The Wild Things Are”, an award considered to be the Pulitzer Prize of children’s books.
His other works include “The Sign On Rosie’s Door” (1960); “Higglety Pigglety Pop!” (1967); ”In The Night Kitchen” (1970); “Outside Over There” (1981); and “The Nutshell Library” (1962), a boxed set of four tiny stories including “Alligators All Around,” “Chicken Soup With Rice,” “One Was Johnny” and “Pierre.”
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