Maurice Sendak

10:41am

Tue May 8, 2012
Remembrances

Sendak's Legacy: Helping Kids 'Survive Childhood'

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:49 am

Sendak talks with children about his book Where the Wild Things Are at the International Youth Library in Munich in June 1971.
Keystone/Hulton Archives Getty Images

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 Where the Wild Things Are, 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.

Read more

10:05am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Two-Way

What's Your Favorite Sendak Memory?

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 10:30 am

'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak.
NPR

The death of children's author Maurice Sendak has brought back many memories for many of us.

This blogger remembers nephew Ben reading Where the Wild Things Are 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.

Read more

8:26am

Tue May 8, 2012
Remembrances

Beloved Children's 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.

7:33am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Maurice Sendak, Author Of 'Where The Wild Things Are', Dies

Maurice Sendak stands with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," in 2002.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Award-winning children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at 83. He shot to fame in 1963 with his picture book 'Where The Wild Things Are'. He published several more books, including 'In The Night Kitchen', 'Outside Over There' and most recently, 'Bumble-Ardy'.

Family friend Lynn Ceprio confirmed his death. The New York Times reports his cause of death was complications from a stroke he'd recently suffered.

Read more

3:00pm

Wed February 2, 2011
From Our Listeners

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.

Tags: 

Pages