Maurice Sendak

Author & Illustrator

About Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.

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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read The Moon Jumpers published by Red Fox.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read In The Night Kitchen published by Red Fox.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read Outside Over There published by Red Fox.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read King Grisly-Beard published by Red Fox Picture Books.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read Where The Wild Things Are published by Red Fox.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read A Sendak Collection published by RHCP Audio.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog? published by Red Fox Picture Books.
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3 days ago

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Now's the time to read Higglety Pigglety Pop! published by Red Fox.
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