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Maurice Sendak

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-Illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 10, 1928. -Sendak's ability to remember the sounds and feelings of particular childhood moments were demonstrated in his best-known work, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). He won the 1964 Caldecott Medal for this book.-He later wrote and illustrated two companion books: In the Night Kitchen (1970) and Outside Over There (1981). -Sendak has said the three works are about "how children manage to get through they defeat boredom, worries and fear, and find joy."-Sendak has illustrated some ninety children's books. In 1970, he won the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for the body of his illustrated work.-Maurice Sendak died at 83 on May 8th 2012, due to complications from a stroke.

1. Where the Wild Things Are- (read aloud) 2. In the Night Kitchen- (audio book)3. Outside Over There- (audio book)4. Nutshell Library5. Bumble Ardy

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-Where the Wild Things Are was originally titled Where the Wild Horses Are, and was intended, of course, to feature fillies, foals and mares.-Sendak illustrated the popular Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik.-Sendak believed that the Lindbergh baby kidnapping very much affected his childhood, his work and his views on life in general.-The “things” Sendak ended up creating were inspired by his immigrant relatives and the way he viewed them as a child.-Sendak never told his parents that he was gay.

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Contact Information:tmpcorrections@harpercollins.comauthor website: (n.d.) Maurice Sendak. Retrieved September 18, 2015.


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