Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak, Age 83, Died This Morning

a PBS image of Maurice Sendak
What a loss for every reader, and especially every parent who ever shared one of Maurice Sendak's book, over and over again (because the kids demanded it!), with a child or grandchild. To my grandson, Where the Wild Things Are is the must-read book of every Skype visit -- "Grammy, read the monster book!" I love the sweet ending, as much as the wild rumpus.

It's raining in Vermont today, a soft gray farewell of the heart.

Publishers Weekly notice here.

New York Times obituary here (first of many).

Wikipedia page here.

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