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Where The Wild Things Are Author Passes

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Maurice Sendak Died

So sad.

Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of one of the most popular children’s books, Where The Wild Things Are has passed.

Reportedly, Sendak suffered a recent stroke and died of complications related to it today, at age 83.

The story legend passed at his home in Connecticut, where he had lived for 50 years with his late partner, Eugene Glynn.

Maurice was a groundbreaking author/illustrator, with twenty-two of his books named best illustrated books of the year by the New York Times. His 1963 work, Where The Wild Things Are, earned him the Caldecott Medal and made him a childhood staple.

Rest in peace, Maurice. Thanks for encouraging our imaginations to run wild.

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6 comments to “Where The Wild Things Are Author Passes”



  1. 1

    So sad. He was just on The Colbert Report not too long ago. RIP



  2. 2

    I was definitely sad to hear the news, and even sadder to see how few people have seemed to care. Where the Wild Things Are and Little Bear are both very big in the world of children. He was truly great at what he did and his death deserves more notice than all these lame celebrities who OD'd. RIP Maurice Sendak!

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    3

    The world has lost a gentle and tolerant perspective in Maurice Sendak - very sad. In the big scheme of things - this is a real loss. Rest in beloved peace.



  4. 4

    Maurice Sendak's work will be loved by children and adults alike for many years to come. Where The Wild Things Are is and always will be a classic. Rest in peace Mr. Sendak and thank you.



  5. 5

    I love Where The Wild Things Are.



  6. 6

    So sad. you left a legacy