This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Where the Wild Things Are, one of the most beloved and influential picture books of all time. The ways in which Maurice Sendak’s book has permeated the culture are astounding. To celebrate, Phil Nel, Julie Danielson, Betsy Bird and I are all writing about WTWTA on our blogs today.
In this 2004 interview with Bill Moyers, author/illustrator Maurice Sendak talks about his life and how it shaped Where the Wild Things Are. If you ever wondered, “What happened to Max?”, here’s your answer.
(if the embedded video below doesn’t display, click here to watch)