May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak Has Sailed Off In His Private Boat


At 83, and given his recent health, it's not like it was unexpected. And I swear I was fine with this until I wrote the headline.

Maurice Sendak, Children's Author, Dies at 83 [nytimes]
image via, a project blog for Oliver Knussen's upcoming Sendak-related performances.
Previously, a ton of stuff, obviously, but this hilarious quote about birth and The Learning Channel from a 2003 interview is a standout


Because his books creeped me right the hell out as a kid--and because he was a local--I really didn't care for Sendak, at least until January 26, 2012. So thanks for that.

understandable; there's a lot I don't really care for myself, but Sendak is exhibits #1 through 150 for why it should not be called The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

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