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Sendak's books spoke to the fears of childhood

SacBee – 2012-05-10

When I heard this week that Maurice Sendak died what may or may not have been the "yummy death" he had hoped for, I was, like scores of adults trying to go about their normal adult lives, suddenly transported for a moment back to the frightening and exhilarating dreamscape of "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen."
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Maurice Sendak releases new book at age 83

Iconic children's author Maurice Sendak, best known for his classic Where The Wild Things Are, has released his first book in decades: Bumble-Ardy. | CBC – 2011-09-23

Children's author Maurice Sendak celebrates 80th birthday with celebrity pals

Maurice Sendak, the author of "Where the Wild Things Are," has another power beyond the wild imagination that invented the freaky-looking... | Seattle Times – 2008-09-17

'Where Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies

Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childnood in books like 'Where the Wild Things Are' and 'In the Night Kitchen,' has died. He was 83. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-08

Author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83. | BBC – 2012-05-08

Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak dies

Children's author Maurice Sendak, the man behind the children's classic Where the Wild Things Are, has died in Connecticut. | CBC – 2012-05-08

From our Files: Maurice Sendak interview, 2002

Maurice Sendak, self-taught artist and author of "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), would eventually write or illustrate over 90 books, beloved by generations of children into adulthood.... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-08

Maurice Sendak showed us 'Where The Wild Things Are'

Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated the acclaimed 'Where The Wild Things Are,' along with other children's books. He passed away early Tuesday in Connecticut. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-08

Maurice Sendak dies at 83, author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

The enduringly popular children's book illustrator and writer radically changed the genre with tales of outsized monsters and frolicsome humor that tapped into the fears of childhood. He also... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-08

How Wild Was the Work of Maurice Sendak?

In 2003, Ann Hulbert reconsidered the themes of Maurice Sendak’s work in a review of Brundibar, the book he co-authored with playwright Tony Kushner. Her article is reprinted below: | Slate – 2012-05-09

Appreciation: Maurice Sendak helped children's imaginations run wild

For all his contributions to children's literature, Maurice Sendak, who died Tuesday at 83, struck a chord with 'Where the Wild Things Are,' a dark and vivid adventure in a daunting world beyond a... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-09

Neverending Shades of Grey; A Memorial for Maurice Sendak

Today in books and publishing: There may be a second Fifty Shades trilogy to weep over look forward to; a memorial for Maurice Sendak in New York Tuesday; the best of the indies and the... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-06-12

Maurice Sendak: “Publishing Is Such an Outrageously Stupid Profession”

The Believer has published an interview with author Maurice Sendak, in which Sendak doesn't hold back his thoughts on the publishing business. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-08

Maurice Sendak illustrations to go up for auction

The art will be sold along with pieces by Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, Charles M. Schulz and others | – 2013-01-08

Maurice Sendak's beautiful goodbye

Maurice Sendak, eight months before his death, did a lovely in-depth interview with NPR's Terry Gross. Looking back on his words today, they can only be called a valediction. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-11

Maurice Sendak exhibit features 'Wild Things' art and the author's script notes

The exhibit is on display in New York City through Aug. 17. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-14

5 Things You Didn't Know About Maurice Sendak

By Nathan Rostron for Bookish Monday night I was in reader heaven: listening to one of my favorite authors talk about another of my favorite authors over dinner. It was after the ceremony for the... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-23

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