Maurice Sendak, Author Of ‘Where The Wild Things Are,’ Dies At 83

Maurice Sendak, one of the most influential children’s authors of the past half century, passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Connecticut from complications of a stroke.

Sendak was born in 1928 in Brooklyn, and got his first artist job for F.A.O. Schwartz. Lower class, Jewish and gay, Sendak developed an idiosyncratic eye for the darker shadows cast by adolescence and isolation, which were often one and the same in his work…Read More

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