Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice sendak

  • Maurice Sendaks closest friends gathered in his hospital room — playwright Tony Kushner, authors Brian Selznick and Gregory Maguire. Kushner brought jellybeans, while Maguire placed a picture of Lewis Carroll on the table beside Sendaks bed.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Though Maurice Sendak is best known for creating a childs fantasyland replete with wild forests and frightening monsters, the author and illustrator was also tuned in to the hardships real-life kids face.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Maurice Sendak, whose beautiful yet terrifying childrens book illustrations captured the imaginations of children of the 1960s and beyond, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., after complications from a stroke. He was 83.
  • (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  • Maurice Sendak may be gone -- but hes hardly forgotten.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Iconic author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died Tuesday morning, never had children.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • When artist and writer Maurice Sendak died Tuesday morning at the age of 83, he left behind a massive body of work, stretching back more than half a century. His most famous book, Where the Wild Things Are, sold nearly 20 million copies.
  • (Wired News)
  • (CNN)-- I met the original Wild Thing when he was about halfway through his long life. At a conference of many fine artists and writers, Maurice Sendak was indisputably King of All Wild Things.
  • (CNN)
  • I heard those words first cuddled up beside my mother as a two-year-old. She would roar a terrible roar and gnash her terrible teeth as she read the 338 words that composed Maurice Sendak's most famous book, "Where the Wild Things Are.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Yahoo! News asked readers to reflect on the passing of Maurice Sendak. Here is one fans appreciation. Maurice Sendaks death on May 8, is going to mean you will be hearing the words Where the Wild Things Are maybe more than you might want.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • When my son Noah was little — no more than 2 years old — his favorite book wasWhere the Wild Things Areby Maurice Sendak, who died on Tuesday at age 83. We used to read it and reread it, every night before bed.
  • (Los Angeles Times)

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