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Maurice Sendak

5 Ratings: 4.8
An American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are.

Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963.      Sendak was born in … see full wiki

3 reviews about Maurice Sendak
Quick Tip by . April 12, 2011
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I love the quirkiness and slight edgy quality to Sendak's books. He's always been a wonderful artist and illustrator (his illustrations for Little Bear are wonderful) and I admire his outspokenness and the fact that he doesn't condescend to children or treat them as inferiors in any way as some authors did during the time when Sendak's early books came out.
review by . November 03, 2009
It's quite interesting to read about Sendak's wide array of influences, ranging from artists, musicians and writers, both old-world and new. One of the most amusing things was to hear that Sendak actually based the monsters in his stories on his real-life relatives who had travelled from Eastern Europe. Creating grotesque caricatures of their seemingly strange (to him!) features, broken English and loud, jarring voices, Sendak came up with a group of monsters, now known and loved by adults and children …
Quick Tip by . November 03, 2009
Maurice Sendak's books were some of the first that I read as a child, and I'm still a fan to this day!
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