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RIP Where The Wild Things Are’s Maurice Sendak

Dubbed the “Author of Splendid Nightmares” by the New York Times, American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died, aged 83.

Best known for the book Where The Wild Things Are (made into a movie in 2009 by Spike Jonze), he was the author of over two dozen works ranging from children’s pop-up books to adaptations of the opera performed by the children in a concentration camp during the Second World War. He won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award ,the National Medal of the Arts, and most importantly the Caldecott Medal for Where The Wild Things Are.


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