Maurice Sendak http://kunc.org en Sendak's Legacy: Helping Kids 'Survive Childhood' http://kunc.org/post/sendaks-legacy-helping-kids-survive-childhood When author and illustrator Maurice Sendak entered the world of children's books, it was a very safe place. Stories were sweet and simple and set in a world without disorder. But Sendak, who died Tuesday at age 83, broke with that tradition. In <em>Where the Wild Things Are</em>, Sendak explored the darker side of childhood. Upstairs in young Max's bedroom, a jungle grows, and he sails off to a land of monsters.<p>John Cech, a professor of English who wrote a book about Sendak's work, says <em>Where the Wild Things Are</em> fit perfectly into American culture of the 1960s. Tue, 08 May 2012 16:41:00 +0000 26935 at http://kunc.org Sendak's Legacy: Helping Kids 'Survive Childhood' What's Your Favorite Sendak Memory? http://kunc.org/post/whats-your-favorite-sendak-memory The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/08/152250133/maurice-sendak-author-of-where-the-wild-things-are-dies" target="_blank">death of children's author Maurice Sendak</a> has brought back many memories for many of us.<p>This blogger remembers nephew Ben reading <em>Where the Wild Things Are</em> back in the late '60s and being fascinated by what seemed to be a very different, much more interesting, kind of book than I'd been used to as a kid just a few years before.<p>And, of course, it was among the books I later read to my children — along with<em> In the Night Kitchen</em> Tue, 08 May 2012 16:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26927 at http://kunc.org What's Your Favorite Sendak Memory? Beloved Children's Author Maurice Sendak Dies http://kunc.org/post/beloved-childrens-author-maurice-sendak-dies Maurice Sendak, the well-known children's book author and illustrator, has died. He was 83. Sendak is widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are. Steve Inskeep has this remembrance. Tue, 08 May 2012 14:26:00 +0000 26926 at http://kunc.org Maurice Sendak, Author Of 'Where The Wild Things Are', Dies http://kunc.org/post/maurice-sendak-author-where-wild-things-are-dies Award-winning children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at 83. He shot to fame in 1963 with his picture book '<em>Where The Wild Things Are</em>'. He published several more books, including '<em>In The Night Kitchen</em>', '<em>Outside Over There</em>' and most recently, '<em>Bumble-Ardy</em>'.<p>Family friend Lynn Ceprio confirmed his death. Tue, 08 May 2012 13:33:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 26919 at http://kunc.org Maurice Sendak, Author Of 'Where The Wild Things Are', Dies Letters: Maurice Sendak http://kunc.org/post/letters-maurice-sendak Many listeners were moved to write in after our interview with author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Hosts Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read e-mails from our listeners. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 22:00:00 +0000 3066 at http://kunc.org