Books on Film: Where the Wild Things Are Animated
One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of Maurice Sendak is that he cared – a lot. Every time out, he delivered a picture book that was unexpected or challenging – you gotta respect that. This attitude of always reaching for more pops up in this clip from a 1977 documentary on Gene Deitch, who turns books into movies for Weston Woods. Deitch took on “The Mount Everest of children’s books”, and Sendak figures into the story. An inside look at bringing a classic to the screen.
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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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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