Who is Maurice SendakMaurice Bernard Sendak (; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became most widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.
Born to Polish-Jewish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.
Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish Jewish immigrants Sadie (née Schindler) and Philip Sendak, a dressmaker. Sendak described his childhood as a "terrible situation" due to the death of members of his extended family during the Ho...
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- I want to be alone and work until the day my heads hits the drawing table and I'm dead. Kaput. I feel very much like I want to be with my brother and sister again. They're nowhere. I know they're nowhere and they don't exist, but if nowhere means that's where they are, that's where I want to be.
- In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There's a cruelty to childhood, there's an anger.
- I think people should be given a test much like driver's tests as to whether they're capable of being parents! It's an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That's just work that's too hard.
- Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong.
- Most children - I know I did when I was a kid - fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don't tell their real parents about that - you don't want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar.
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Recordeagle: i never tired of reading my children maurice sendak’s book “where the wild things are.”
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Danvillelibrary: storywalk® we have where the wild things are by maurice sendak on our back (south) windows. the storywalk® project was created by anne ferguson of montpelier, vt and developed in collaboration with the vermont bicycle & pedestrian coalition and the kellogg hubbard library.
Shabbyshopgirls: the wild rumpus card game - 1999 where the wild things are by maurice sendak - briarpatch - complete full deck - family kids game night
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