Maurice Sendak 1928-2012
It’s a sad day. Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of countless children’s literature classics, has passed away.
Here’s one of my favorite videos of Sendak, in younger days, discussing fantasy and reality.
Maurice Sendak on the Origins of Serious Fantasy from We Love You So on Vimeo.
His work changed the landscape of children’s lit and has had lasting affects on millions of readers. Including me.
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