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Books on Film: An Illustrated Interview with Maurice Sendak

In 2011 Illustrator Christoph Niemann (Subway, That’s How!) happened upon Terri Gross’s interview with Maurice Sendak. The children’s lit legend was in a rare mood, discussing his thoughts on life and death. It was a touching interview that had an affect on Niemann, who decided to illustrate the experience.

(Thanks to the School Library Journal tumblr for the link)

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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