Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Where the wild things are

  • Iconic author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died Tuesday morning, never had children.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • In the wake of Maurice Sendaks death on Tuesday, quotes, clips and interviews featuring the renowned childrens author and his celebrated books are flying around the Internet.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Maurice Sendak, the children's author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic "Where the Wild Things Are," died Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., reportedly of complications from a stroke. He was 83.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • 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)
  • Three months ago, my daughter was driving with my 4-year-old granddaughter in her car seat; the radio was on.
  • (TheNewsTribune.com (blog))
  • I was sitting at my desk at FORBES this morning when I received a breaking news alert that Maurice Sendak, arguably the most important children's book writer of the 20th century, had died. It moved me to tears.
  • (Forbes)
  • NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen," died early Tuesday. He was 83.
  • (News-Press)
  • A more perfect book has never been created. As a kid I read it…or really just sat with it…over and over, for years, speculating at its promise and menace, its delicious sense of possibility and its sublime terror.
  • (Salon)
  • 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)

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