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Maurice Sendak, Beloved Author and Illustrator

May 8, 2012

Sadly,  well-known children’s author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, recently died at age 83.  Fortunately for all children, and everyone who loves children’s literature,  he left us so many wonderful, unforgettable  books to enjoy over and over again.

Sendak’s more than 50 works have evoked praise and criticism, sometimes both for the same books.  His best-loved work, Where the Wild Things Are, was also criticized for being too scary for children, and his Caldecott Honor book, In the Night Kitchen, was frequently challenged or banned for the depiction of a nude child. 

His recently published book Bumble Ardy is about an orphaned pig and his birthday party.  My Brother’s Book, a new poetry book inspired by his brother Jack, is scheduled for publication in February 2013.

Check-out his books @ your local MCPL and share them again and again with your children and grandchildren.


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