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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature.

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He's like that kid in the Maurice Sendak story
Speaking of, have any of my book friends read A House among the Trees by Julia Glass? Kids book writer, so…
Illustration by Maurice Sendak from Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Kraus
Dodgertown 3rd Grade loving the creativity of Maurice Sendak
This week on the podcast, author Brian Selznick talks Maurice Sendak, the NYC Panorama…
There are 2 silent tributes to Maurice Sendak in the illustrations of my latest book, ALLY-SAURUS & THE VERY BOSSY…
Author Brian Selznick talks about his friendship with Maurice Sendak on our latest podcast episode. Give it a liste…
Just watched this year's John Lewis Christmas advert.. not up to usual standard.more a mixture of "Where the Wil…
If I were Maurice sendak I would be sueing..
I imagine lawyers representing Maurice Sendak's estate will be in touch with John Lewis pretty soon regarding that Christmas advert.
That poor kid with a sleep disorder in the ... Plus have they talked to Maurice Sendak’s esta…
I think Maurice Sendak would have had something to say...
Maurice Sendak was my first thought too 😀
I have watched Sing far too many times this year to enjoy the music. Also, has anyone told Maurice…
Is John Lewis going to give Maurice Sendak's family a big fat cheque or what then?
The photo is from a 1963 book by Maurice Sendak called "Where the wild things are." I searched for the…
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There’s so much more to a book than just the reading. – Maurice Sendak | My >…
Read about my silent homage to Maurice Sendak here:
May your souls be saved from this out-of-context Maurice Sendak level of petty:
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Where the Wild Things really are – Maurice Sendak, born OTD in 1928, illustrates the tales of the Brothers Grimm
Too early to cry on a Sunday morning, but so grateful to have heard Maurice Sendak, albeit in the pouring rain…
The Big Green Book: Robert Graves and Maurice Sendak's little-known children's book about the magic of reading…
Robert Graves's little-known vintage children's book about how reading transforms us, illustrated by Maurice Sendak http…
It's your last chance to visit the "Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition" – only on display until 5/14!…
"Below, a necessarily incomplete collection of old posters—some created by literary masters like Maurice Sendak...
So beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. An Illustrated Talk With Maurice Sendak
After mentioning Maurice Sendak's final 'Fresh Air' interview in class, students wanted to hear it. I played it and tried not to cry.
Through travel inspires me more certainly never did go through adolescence. -Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was initially titled Where the Wild Horses Are—his editor loved it, but he couldn’t draw horses.
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Maurice Sendak knew all about having fun.
"I've always loved pigs: the shape of them, the look of them, and the fact that they are so intelligent.". - Mauric…
Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death. — Maurice Sendak
Who do you think would win in a gift fight: Maurice Sendak or Maury Povich?
Nice Book of the Month art by our Kinder artists ! Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak…
From Maurice Sendak to Keith Haring - check out these vintage posters that promote reading: via
When the people fear in their user. -Maurice Sendak
"Nobody Owns the Moon" by Tohby Riddle. Also "We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy" Maurice Sendak.…
So neat hearing the talented William Joyce talk about his many works, his friendship w/ Maurice Sendak, & the super…
Btw that pic is from Where The Wild Things Are but almost certain the book I'm after wasn't Maurice Sendak
It was paired with this Carole King/Maurice Sendak special from ’75:
Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are really spoke to me as a child and I loved the illustrations.
Like the beloved Maurice Sendak classic "In the Night Kitchen," but for Posts
Fun for Edu:for 2year books Where The Wild Thing
"We'll eat you up, we love you so!" Random facts: I had the pleasure of meeting Maurice Sendak…
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31 vintage posters that encourage you to read and buy more books, from Keith Haring to Maurice Sendak. htt…
Found a Maurice Sendak that I've never before seen. 25 cents. Treasure!
An inspiring Maurice Sendak exhibit at The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
Quote by: Maurice Sendak "The distinctions of fine art bore me to death."
I just found the name of the author of really Rosey. Maurice Sendak. He also wrote the lyrics of the song.
Also Simon, the Maurice Sendak one I just got for 50p - perfect quality 1st e…
This guy can't be human. Maybe he's a monster in human form. A modernized Maurice Sendak version of a monster who knows how to stalk me
most written novels tend to lack the simple elegance of maurice sendak, doctor seuss, *** and jane, sesame street, mr rogers, or SPOT
Check out Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (2012, Paperback, Anniversary) via
“Where the Wild Things Are" was originally about horses before author Maurice Sendak realized he didn't know how to draw them.”
Yep - by Maurice Sendak...awesome book...!
Thanks for your keynote on monsters & Maurice Sendak at our Voices in Literature & Culture Conference!
“A wish is halfway to wherever you want to go.” Maurice Sendak's forgotten philosophical first children's book
Maurice Sendak is like they can go away news first week and Snag me up for the question it up the money you’ll get mad genius of guy.
Writing with mentors today: Maurice Sendak! Off to a good start! In 1st period a guy named Steve had his eyes scratched out 😳
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Meet Tomi Ungerer, the children's author who inspired Maurice Sendak & Shel Silverstein, being honoured by Phaidon:
anyone who can't acknowledge Maurice Sendak, Craig Thompson, Quentin Blake, Daniel Clowes or Charles Burns as artists is a clown.
Last night I dream Maurice Sendak and Edward Gorey came over with cookies, and we danced to LOVE BITES by the Buzzc…
Reading about Spike Jonze and his creative developmental process w Maurice Sendak on creating 'Where the Wild things are', the movie..*sigh*
Maurice Sendak never - I remember he said something that was very striking because it's some...
I would infinitely prefer a daughter.
Certainly we want to protect our children from new and painful experie...
Obama's favorite book, 'Where the Wild Things Are', was written by a homosexual atheist named Maurice Sendak.
On this week show - Nick Leone - working with Maurice Sendak and more:
There are certain pieces of music that are always attached to certain ...
You know who my gods are, who I believe in fervently? Herman Melville,...
If life is so critical, if Anne Frank could die, if my friend could di...
Live your life. Live your life. Live your life. Thank you Maurice Sendak, for everything. .
"There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen". -Maurice Sendak…
I added a video to a playlist WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. By Maurice Sendak. Granny B. reads to you..
sounds pretty idyllic! Reading Maurice Sendak's very own books too, treats...All good here, enjoy the rest of it! Xxxx
THE LIGHT PRINCESS by George MacDonald with Maurice Sendak Illus, 1969 1st in DJ
~ there must be more to life than having everything - Maurice Sendak
I can't believe I've turned into a typical old man. I can't believe it. I was young just minutes ago. - Maurice Sendak (Artist).
May the vengeful spirit of Maurice Sendak descend upon this abject human and pull his tiny soul out through his face
If only I could have had a painting done by Maurice Sendak
Awesome! I'm not brave enough for a tattoo (yet) but a Quentin Blake or Maurice Sendak illustration would be on my list
Maurice Sendak's first, forgotten, sweetly philosophical book about love,loneliness and knowing what you really want https…
If you haven't seen the Colbert Report interview with Maurice Sendak, you should probably make…
TFW I hold in my hand another picture book Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, a book I am seeing for the first time.
Ezra Jack Keats and Maurice Sendak were asked to consult with PBS when creating Sesame Street.
Legal dispute over Maurice Sendak's estate continues between Rosenbach museum and heirs
If the Rosenbach museum is arguing its case in public to make Maurice Sendak's executors look bad ... it's working.
Only a few days left to see the Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Lillian H. Smith branch of on College.
What is the name of the little boy who goes to the country of the Wild Things in Maurice Sendak's Where the ... ...
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“Art has always been my salvation, and my gods are Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Mozart” ~ Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak’s Weird and Wonderful Take on the Nutcracker via
If you love his work like I do, don't miss this: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Maurice
Maurice Sendak's posters celebrating the joy of reading are absolutely magical
pretty much anything by Dr. Seuss or Maurice Sendak
Marked as to-read: Max et les Maximonstres by Maurice Sendak
For those who have a few extra grand lying around.
"“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all. ― Maurice Sendak.
Maurice Sendak's little-known, lovely posters celebrating libraries and the joy of reading https:/…
Maurice Sendak’s Little-Known and Lovely Posters Celebrating Books and the Joy of Reading.
"A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful." Maurice Sendak
Christmas wish list:. -Edgar Allan Poe complete tales and poems. . -Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak (my favorite boon for kids)
“Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.” . ― Maurice Sendak
Nothing says "holidays" like Maurice Sendak's weird and wonderful take on Nutcracker
Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are" has just passed away at 83"
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Where the Wild Things really are – Maurice Sendak illustrates the Brothers Grimm fairy tales https…
Mind blown twice tonight by related materials: first, Maurice Sendak fan ANSI art:
Did you know that the first book Maurice Sendak ever illustrated was not for children? It was actually a science...
Nutcracker: the Motion Picture. Pacific Northwest Ballet & Maurice Sendak reimagine the Nutcracker & it's glorious.
me were the Chronicles of Narnia, anything by Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Judy Blume or Beverly Cleary.
The late and great James Gandolfini reads the late and great Maurice Sendak's most controversial children's book:
"everyone should be quiet near a little steve and listen" Maurice sendak
"And the walls became the world all around."- Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are @ Ponca…
Excited that Max Et Le Maximonstres (French Edition) by Maurice Sendak is one of our popular pins.
And that interview with Maurice Sendak is still the most powerful one I've ever heard: [NSFW because you will cry]
I stumbled upon this two-pager by Maurice Sendak while reading Big Fat Little Lit, a best-of collection of...
DYK that Beatrix Potter's was inspiration for Maurice Sendak & George Orwell? More: via
Almost certainly. I'll go before you go,. So I won't have to miss you. — Maurice Sendak, to Terry Gross.
Our jury is still out on Somewhere between Maurice Sendak and Dr Who's Adipose monsters.
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Did you know Maurice Sendak created a mural on his friend's New York apartment? The mural is a parade of Sendak...
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. A classic book animated.
One of my fun illustrations for the Maurice Sendak show at Pop Gallery. Sold!
“F**k them is what I say. I hate ebooks. They can't be the future. They may well be. I will be dead. I won't give a s**t.” . ― Maurice Sendak
A beautiful collection of krauss illustrations. And a reminder to take a moment to reflect.
Maurice Sendak is smiling down from heaven Max! don_king_diamond kteslove nice breeding!
“You can’t illustrate Tolstoy...competing with the greatest illustrator in the world.".
"There is so much more to a book than just reading." . -Maurice Sendak
Some Maurice Sendak tidbits from a great book of conversations
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Some things to look forward to... Magic piece very mycj Maurice Sendak-like by
Maurice Sendak Illustrates Tolstoy in 1963 (with a Little Help from His Editor)
Happy birthday, Maurice Sendak! His lovely vintage posters celebrating the joy of reading
thanks for all the interviews with Maurice Sendak over the years, especially the final one, he and Terry were something special
And I just saw Spike's dedication of it to James Gandolfini, Maurice Sendak, and Adam Yauch and now I really want to cry.
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Sidney Sheldon, Vikram Seth, Maurice Sendak :-) (many more, those were the ones that came to mind first!)
Writers on their biggest influences, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Maurice Sendak, via
There is a really excellent Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Houston Public Library's Julia Ideson…
"What We Do in the Shadows" is like Spinal Tap meets Dumb and Dumber meets Wempires—or if Maurice Sendak created a reality TV mockumentary.
In the words of Pierre as written by Maurice Sendak, I Don't Care.
The only exceptions to this are The Godfather (two pretty good movies) and the Maurice Sendak books that became Carole King’s Really Rosie
Christoph Niemann’s illustration of Terry Gross interviewing Maurice Sendak should be viewed regularly. Beautiful.
Maurice Sendak will leave you grounded and with a lump in your throat. Beautiful. cc:
Let the wild rumpus start! We'll be reading Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak next week in the...
worth watching again--Maurice Sendak on aging and missing our friends
Searching an for a kids book & ipad game. style between Maurice Sendak and
Dear God,. First Diana Wynne Jones, then Maurice Sendak, now Terry Pratchett? Stop taking all of my favorite writers!. Sigh.
Little Bear starting to take shape (inspired by one of my favorites, Maurice Sendak)
Touching illustrated interview with the late maurice sendak
"It's still magic, even if you know how it's done" - RIP Terry Pratchett. Like Maurice Sendak, another soul in love with the world.
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Illustration by Maurice Sendak for Ruth Krauss's 'Open House for Butterflies.'
Maurice Sendak on getting older and the meaning of life. Beautiful.
It is a blessing to find the time, to read the books, to listen to the music: Maurice Sendak on life & aging:
"Live your life, live your life, live your life" Maurice Sendak on aging, seeing his loved ones again (one day):
For your Thursday afternoon break, a beautiful chat with Maurice Sendak: via
This Maurice Sendak interview illustrated by Christoph Niemann is a must watch. IF YOU LIKE CRYING FOREVER
Once more with attribution. Beautiful animation on Maurice Sendak interview:
Take time to see how beautiful the world is. Maurice Sendak on Fresh Air. via
Hooray for books! Get Maurice Sendak’s 1960 Children’s Book Week Poster at the CBW Store
I dreamed that Maurice Sendak put references to an ancient cult deep in his crosshatching as mini drawings seen only by microscope.
I always used to get Shel Silverstein & Maurice Sendak mixed up.
I have the first one where Grendel looks like he was drawn by Maurice Sendak.
Oh I love Maurice Sendak so much. If you've never heard this, do listen. Wonderful. Brain Pickings via
The final performance of Seattle's long standing Nutcracker tradition with sets by Maurice Sendak. Sad…
The very last performance of the Maurice Sendak/Kent Stowell of the Nutcracker...ever! After a 30+ year run, a...
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Maurice Sendak was a *** atheist. What a rad dude. Gonna go see the last performance of the Nutcracker he designed.
'Where the Wild Things Are' (1963) is a children's book by Maurice Sendak.
Interviewer: "Why write for children?". Maurice Sendak: "I don't." . "You don't?". "No. I write, and somebody says, 'that's for children.'"
brainpickings: Maurice Sendak's unusual and wonderful take on Nutcracker
“Maurice Sendak's unusual and wonderful take on Nutcracker
The 100 best Children's books ... why not start reading one a day!. Maurice Sendak.. "Where the Wild Things Are"..
Maurice Sendak's unusual and wonderful take on Nutcracker
Going to one of the last performances of the Maurice Sendak - Pacific Northwest Ballet version of The Nutcracker with family tonight! Excite
Went to the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of Nutcracker. Last year with Maurice Sendak's Wild Things-esque sets & costumes. *sniff*
On this day in 1963, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are was published by Harper & Row. ht…
Herman Melville's "Pierre" illustrated by Maurice Sendak Now, that's something we prefer!
It's exactly 2 years since Maurice Sendak died. One of his illustrated envelopes, and a perfect anecdote:
I can't freakin wait. One step closer to my dream of being the next Maurice Sendak.
and we're reading CS Lewis and the secret garden and Maurice Sendak for our lit class this is fun THIS IS FUN
That one time Maurice Sendak sensually illustrated a Melville book [via
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image by Maurice Sendak. do livro ''Open House for Butterflies'' de Ruth Krauss...
Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Quentin Blake, and other beloved illustrators give children advice on becoming an artist http:…
Thank you, so nice of you to Your Bio made me wonder about Maurice Sendak & Where The Wild Things Are!
C.S. Lewis on writing for children. Also briefly mentions Maurice Sendak, JRR Tolkien and
a slightly wordier picture book by Maurice Sendak that feels a lot like Princess Tutu did for me
"The strongest and fieriest emotions of life defy all analytical insight." - Quote from failed Melville novel.
I had no idea that Maurice Sendak illustrated Herman Melville's Pierre; or, the Ambiguities.
Show these drawings to but let them think over. Do't interpret. Let them find . via
I'll be you and you be me, una joya para niños via the great
Thank you Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak for this nugget of joy! Joe Brady, I miss and love you…
Because there is never a bad time to listen to this beautiful end of life conversation with MAURICE SENDAK:
Happy birthday, Ruth Krauss! Celebrate with her final and loveliest collaboration with Sendak http:…
Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss with Maurice Sendak... heartwarming. via
A belated (cuz I just saw it) thank you to Spike Jonze, David Eggers and Maurice Sendak for Where the Wild Things Are
These are the only 4 albums I still own: King's/ Maurice Sendak's "REALLY ROSIE" Broadway cast soundtrack...
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As promised, the amazing remembrance of and interview with the great Maurice Sendak.
“It's only adults who read the top layers most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything.” ― Maurice Sendak
Have you seen the only illustration Maurice Sendak did for a proposed version with pictures by him?
"I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more."- Maurice Sendak
A little gem I just found. Maurice Sendak did a return to oz poster before! I love this rendition of…
Find the things that are wild I hope Maurice Sendak will do.
I really like Maurice Sendak for Where the wild things are alone
So I'm going with In the Night Kitchen instead (also Maurice Sendak). Another bedtime adventure in a surreal dreamscape.
The art of Maurice Sendak for 18 euro. Please someone buy me these books!
The Carol King version of Pierre by Maurice Sendak has been on endless repeat in my head for days now.
In the Night Kitchen In the Night Kitchen By (author) Maurice Sendak, Illustrated by Maurice
Maurice would b chuffed 2 know sketches are not only in storybooks but on walls too
I was really quite restrained at Been wanting Maurice Sendak's 'My Brother's Book' for quite a while...
So, so lovely, he made me cry. Please listen. “Maurice Sendak. "Live your life"
Maurice Sendak's rarest art—his gorgeous 1967 illustrations for Blake's "Songs of Innocence" http:/…
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Skeleton Max -- Maurice Sendak. Not sure how to feel about skeleton max. via
Maurice Sendak's original sketches for Where The Wild Things Are on display right now at the Elgin library.
Barb got an email yesterday from the medical school that, after his body being used already in two different studies, Daddy’s ashes are ready to be picked up. Nothing more humbling than being reminded as we were on Ash Wednesday that these bodies are temporary & that to ash we all shall return! I find it appropriate that Ken’s death, birthday, & memorial this year all fall during the Easter season. This has been a spiritual season for me, & his death has opened several doorways to other dimensions as I feel his presence with me & contemplate what eternity means. Tomorrow is his 74th birthday. June 5 is also the birthday of Mexican revolutionary general Pancho Villa, public television activist Bill Moyers, & actor Mark Wahlberg. He died on May 8. May 8 is also the death day of two early Popes (John II & Benedict), illustrator Maurice Sendak, and theologian Dallas Willard. May 8 is also the feast day of Julian of Norwich in Anglican/Lutheran tradition. “All shall be well, and all shall be well and al ...
I would attend Maurice Sendak`s school of insults any day. . welcome to the age of counter-criticism.
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