where the wild things are

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes:

Farewell to one of the giants of childrens (or any other) literature, Maurice Sendak (1928-2012). If he had stopped working after Where The Wild Things Are (Harper & Row, 1963), his place in history would still have been secure. Instead, he leaves a body of work for the ages. Thanks to BoomUnderground for the scan.

---FAREWELL TO MAURICE SENDAK whose illustrations filled our childhoods with warmth, fancy & even a little ferocity. RIP, Maurice. (Thanks to Beth Arky for sharing the sad news)---

Sadly, the writing’s been on the wall for a while now. One always hopes for the best, but fortunately Sendak has been celebrated amply in his last years, his occasional projects eagerly anticipated (I rather enjoyed his 2006 pop-up book, the Halloween-themed Mommy? (Michael di Capua/Scholastic). Nice to go out on top.

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