Revered children's author and artist Maurice Sendak died yesterday from complications following a recent stroke. He was 83.Sendak talents laid in his ability to weave the very complicated, stark, and often dark themes of the real world into a fantastical tale all ages could relate to. Perhaps this is most famously evident in Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are.Published in 1963, Wild Things continues to be one of the best selling, critically acclaimed works of all literature, let alone...Read Full Story
One thing you can say about Maurice Sendak, he's definitely not afraid to speak his mind. The author of Where the Wild Things Are has gone on record as saying that parents who are worried that the movie made from his book may be a bit too scary for kids can "go to hell." In an interview with Newsweek, Sendak gets hilariously honest, going on to say that kids can wet their pants for all he cares. An exerpt from the interview is belowion, in which Sendak is interviewed alongside co...Read Full Story
Maurice Sendak is the author of the children's book 'Where the Wild Things Are.' Find more Maurice Sendak news and information here.