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Maurice Sendak

My Son, King of All Wild Things

Hannah Brown | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

While Where The Wild Things Are isn't meant to be about autism, I think it has a special resonance for my son, as well as for other children who have difficulty communicating.

Rest in Peace, Maurice Sendak

Alec Baldwin | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Alec Baldwin

Around four years ago, I met a broker at a Greenwich Village building to see an apartment. The owner was Maurice Sendak. I could tell that whether I got the apartment or not, I was going to enjoy this conversation. Just from his voice, his timing, you could tell Sendak was funny, wise, sensitive.

Let the Wild Rumpus Start

David Kudler | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
David Kudler

If you were to ask me what piece of literature has had the most profound impact on me, I wouldn't have to think at all. It was Maurice Sendak's picture-book masterpiece, Where the Wild Things Are.

Saki Knafo

Maurice Sendak's Legacy In A Brooklyn Library | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Before he made beautiful children's books that sold millions of copies, Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at age 83, lived in Brooklyn, N...

An Ode to Maurice Sendak

Vanessa Berben | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Vanessa Berben

"I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more." -- Maurice Sendak You started your career as...

Honor Maurice Sendak with Play

Darell Hammond | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

Where The Wild Things Are shows us that children need to be free to roam, explore and invent in order to understand their place in the world that surrounds them.

8 Favorite Feel-Good Quotes From Maurice Sendak

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.09.2012 | Good News

Maurice Sendak, the late author and illustrator of "Where The Wild Things Are" and "Chicken Soup With Rice", will long be remembered for his writing. ...

11 Great Quotations From Maurice Sendak

Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

Maurice Sendak, the legendary author and illustrator, passed away on Tuesday at 83. While he was the author and/or illustrator of more than 50 book...

Brooklyn Synagogue Hosting 'Wild Rumpus' Celebration Honoring Sendak

Posted 05.08.2012 | New York

In honor of the late Maurice Sendak, Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope is hosting an impromptu gathering to celebrate the renowned children's boo...

Wild Things And Their Tributes To Maurice Sendak

Posted 05.08.2012 | College

Tuesday brought sad news with the announcement that famed children's author Maurice Sendak had passed away. Sendak was best known for his 1963 chil...

The Daily Szep- Maurice Sendak

Paul Szep | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Paul Szep


Kids Pay Tribute To Sendak (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents

When the New York Times reported this morning that Maurice Sendak had died, fans took to social media to pay tribute to the beloved children's author....

Maurice Sendak's Giving Legacy

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact

Though Maurice Sendak is best known for creating a child's fantasyland replete with wild forests and frightening monsters, the author and illustrator ...

WATCH: Maurice Sendak's Classic Colbert Report

Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

When Maurice Sendak sat down with Stephen Colbert in January on the "Colbert Report," the segment became an instant classic. In the two-part interv...

Missing Maurice Sendak

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Sendack knew that we should never pretend about the potential danger of human rampaging, but neither should we lose hope about the possibility of returning home. We don't, as Reb Maurice teaches, escape to a better place, as much as we return to where we came from.

Why Maurice Sendak's Books are for Grownups, Too

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

Wait, you thought Maurice Sendak's books were for kids?

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Remembers Maurice Sendak

Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy

On Tuesday morning, the world lost a legend when news broke that beloved children's author Maurice Sendak passed away at age 83. The same morning on "...

My Time With Maurice Sendak (VIDEO)

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Bill Moyers

2012-05-08-Screenshot20120508at10.52.46AM.jpgEnjoy this look back at the man behind some of the most magical literature ever conceived.

Maurice Sendak Dead

Posted 07.08.2012 | Home

Maurice Sendak is dead, according to The New York Times. He was 83. The Associated Press reported that Sendak died early Tuesday at a hospital in ...

The Natural

D. R. Tucker | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
D. R. Tucker

I am so grateful to Carole King for her new memoir, A Natural Woman. There is no way to do the book justice. It is a book that cannot be analyzed, only experienced.

11 Gorgeous Children's Book Illustrations

Martin Salisbury | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Martin Salisbury

We examine the role of the picture book in introducing children to the visual arts as well as language, and consider important issues such as the appropriateness of certain subjects and styles of illustration for children.

PHOTOS: Jonathan Franzen And Other Authors Who Hate EBooks

Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

Jonathan Franzen has spoken out against the rise of eBooks at a literary festival in Cartagena, Colombia. According to the Daily Telegraph, the aut...

WATCH: Maurice Sendak On Colbert Report: Newt Gingrich Is An Idiot

Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Maurice Sendak, author of the popular children's book-turned-film "Where the Wild Things Are," spoke with Stephen Colbert last night about his latest ...

Maurice Sendak: 'I Don't Believe That I Have Ever Written A Children's Book'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home

"I don't believe that I have ever written a children's book." That's what Maurice Sendak says of his long, celebrated career in what most of the world...

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 4 -- World's Strangest Paintings for the New Year

James Elkins | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

I am serializing an unpublished book in this column. It's about an amazing, mysterious manuscript I discovered in Scotland.