Maurice Sendak Dead, All Wild Things Mourn

Author Maurice Sendak who wrote and illustrated Where the Wild Things Are and The Night Kitchen died Tuesday
Well-beloved author and illustrator, enfant terrible, and fierce advocate for the hearts and minds of children, Maurice Sendak has died. He was 83.

If you were born in the past 40 years it's likely you're familiar with the drawings and writings of Sendak who penned such notable classics as In The Night Kitchen and Where the Wild Things Are.

I remember clearly reading Wild Things when I was young. It terrified me. It charmed me. Most of all, however, it stayed with me. And when my own kids came along, I made certain that Sendak's books were within easy reach for them on the family bookshelf.

The Caldecott Medal winner once said, “You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.” It was his honesty which endeared him to us the most.

Sendak passed away after suffering complications from a stroke but he left us with an amazing legacy.

Mr. Sendak, Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.

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