Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Revolutionary Children's Author and Illustrator Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

The creator of "Where the Wild Things Are" died Tuesday at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut after suffering a stroke last Friday.  Maurice Sendak radically changed the children's literature genre. He also collaborated on numerous operas, films and TV programs. One of the highlights of my experience as a student at Brown University was briefly meeting Mr. Sendak when he came to the school to give a lecture. His outspoken nature was inspirational.

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