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Maurice Sendak


Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Best known for his children's classics, including IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN, CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE, ALLIGATORS ALL AROUND, and the LITTLE BEAR book, he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Sendak died in Connecticut on May 8, 2012 following a stroke. He was 83. His final book, MY BROTHER'S BOOK, is scheduled to be released in February 2013.

Maurice Sendak

Books by Maurice Sendak

written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
by Maurice Sendak - Fiction

Max is being so terrible that his mother sends him to his room without supper. But Max doesn't care -- he sails off to the land of the Wild Things, and they make him his king. There, Max can be as terrible as he pleases, and the Wild Things join in the rumpus. But being wild gets old and eventually Max longs for the comfort of home.