"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
The world has lost such an amazing spirit and author.
One of my earliest childhood memories is participating in a school production of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE when I was about 4 or 5 years old.A sad day. :(
Maurice dedicated his wildlife sanctuary in CT to my sister Jeanne Timpanelli. They walked through it most mornings. Still do.
This is such a bummer. What a great story, man, and author!
All Hail Maurice Sendak, King of the Wild Things. What a sad day.
A terrible loss. May he "Rumpus in Perpetuity" forever.
"Where the Wild Things Are" is one of my three top favorite children's books ever. I interned at the Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia's Children Museum) and they had a Wild Things exhibit, which was amazing. What a wonderful writer/illustrator and contributor to the writing (and general) world!
He has spirited away to where all the wild things really are. Save a warm bowl of soup for the rest of us.
Big, fat, heavy growl.
"Where the Wild Things Are" is my idea of the perfect picture book. It is a poem; not one wasted word, not one picture ineffective. Perfection.
I agree with Nota. "Oh please don't go, we'll eat you up we love you so!" Dear Mr. Sendak - I brought my children up on your drawings of Little Bear and his friends.
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