Maurice Sendak


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Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Sendak was born in Brooklyn, to Polish Jewish immigrant parents Sadie (née Schindler) and Philip Sendak, a dressmaker. Sendak described his childhood as a "terrible situation" ... more »

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  • Rookie Jessica Vincello (5/5/2012 8:12:00 AM)

    Maurice Sendak is one of the best authors ever! ! ! Lets get some of his poems up on the website! ! ! ! !

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In January

In January it's so nice,
While slipping on the sliding ice,
To sip hot chicken soup with rice.
Sipping once, sipping twice,
Sipping chicken soup with rice.

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