Maurice Sendak

What a sad day for the children’s literature community. The New York Times reports that Maurice Sendak has died. Published in 1963, Where the Wild Things Are was both groundbreaking and career making.  It is as fresh today as it was nearly fifty years ago.  It and Sendak helped to chart a new course for children’s literature, one that was less sanitized, one in which children could go out into the jungle of one’s imagination and conquer fear.

The Guardian has a great photo montage that’s worth checking out.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jackie
    May 08, 2012 @ 12:57:56

    I hadn’t heard this…He left quite a legacy, didn’t he? He’ll be missed.


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