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Old 08.05.2012, 18:43
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Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

Sad to read today of the death of Maurice Sendak. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/bo...ies-at-83.html

Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favorite children's books and the illustrations make it the stuff of wonder for kids.

"...the book told the story of Max, a naughty boy who rages at his mother and is sent to his room without supper. A pocket Odysseus, Max promptly sets sail:

And he sailed off through the night and day

and in and out of weeks

and almost over a year

to where the wild things are.

There, Max leads the creatures in a frenzied rumpus before sailing home, anger spent, to find his supper waiting."
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Old 08.05.2012, 18:45
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Sad to read today of the death of Maurice Sendak. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/bo...ies-at-83.html

Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favorite children's books and the illustrations make it the stuff of wonder for kids.

"...the book told the story of Max, a naughty boy who rages at his mother and is sent to his room without supper. A pocket Odysseus, Max promptly sets sail:

And he sailed off through the night and day

and in and out of weeks

and almost over a year

to where the wild things are.

There, Max leads the creatures in a frenzied rumpus before sailing home, anger spent, to find his supper waiting."
Just for the record, this is no relation.
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Old 08.05.2012, 18:55
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Re: Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

Never liked it as a child. And I was a fan of monsters.
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Old 08.05.2012, 18:56
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Re: Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

I love the "Little Bear" series - both tv and books. One of my favorites...
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Re: Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

I loved his work. The wild things and the night kitchen. I will have to let Max out of the box so he can pay his respects.
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Old 08.05.2012, 19:28
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Re: Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

I can't imagine my childhood without his books...
if you liked him, please see also his illustrated book for Brundibár, the children's opera originally performed by the children who were interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp.
the opera itself, based on a jewish traditional tale, is very beautiful but thanks to Maurice Sendak it became known to a wider public.
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Re: Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

I'm no good at embedding, but here's the link to Sendak's wonderful appearance on the Colbert Report. Very worth watching.
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Re: Maurice Sendak dies - illustrator of Where The Wild Things Are

Read Pierre - a cautionary tale aloud on this day not knowing Maurice had died. Only discovered his wonderful books as an adult but I'm glad I did it.
The children who heard his stories were always comforted and happy after listening and carefully looking to all the little details of his funny and delicate illustrations.
After reading a bit about his personal history I understood why there is always a strong message of hope and love in each story he wrote. Maurice made this a better world.
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