Maurice Sendak dies at 83
Sendak, author and illustrator of some of the most celebrated childhood tales of the 20th century such as ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, ‘cChicken Soup With Rice’, or ‘In The Night Kitchen’ has died at the age of 83 in Danbury, Connecticut due to complications from a recent stroke.Sendak’s band of characters were often comprised of imperfect figures in both description and their sketched forms. these bittersweet figures allowed for a depth to the authors stories that children’s literature had not seen to this point, making his work all more more celebrated by the greater public. Maurice sendak’s imaginative works have earned a place as some of the most powerful and pervasive tales of his time. The acclaimed author had won numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Medal Of The Arts from US president Bill Clinton.
The original 1963 cover of Where The Wild Things Are is to the right.