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Thanks, Mr. Sendak, and Farewell…

Thank you Mr. Sendak, for teaching me all about those wild places. ♥

Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author Who Upended Tradition, Dies at 83

Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn. The cause was complications from a recent stroke, said Michael di Capua, his longtime editor…. (Read more at The New York Times link above)

Maurice Sendak, “Where the Wild Things Are,” 1963

Maurice Sendak, “Where the Wild Things Are,” 1963

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