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" because of ... more »
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One of the few graces of getting oldand God knows there are few gracesis that if you've worked hard and kept your nose to the grindstone, something happens: The body gets old but the creat...Maurice Sendak (20th century), U.S. children's author and illustrator. As quoted in an interview with Leonard S. Marcus, Parenting (October 1993).