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Maurice Sendak dies; author and illustrator of children’s books about fear and survival

Maurice Sendak, an author and illustrator whose dozens of works, notably “Where the Wild Things Are,” transformed children’s literature from a gentle playscape into a medium to address the psychological intensity of growing up. By Becky Krystal, Published: May 8, 2012, Washington Post.

This beloved children’s author didn’t want a funeral. She said read to a child instead.

This beloved children’s author didn’t want a funeral. She said read to a child instead. death.

Vicken Von Post Börjesson, born 1886, died 1950, was a Swedish sculptor and illustrator based in Stockholm. illustrated dozens of children's books. Between 1915-21 she was hired by Rörstrands porcelain , where she created about 30 porcelain figurines. She was also active in the United States where she exhibited at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington in 1934. In 1921, she married George Oakley Totten, Jr., a well-known American architect. Together they had two children.

Maurice Sendak’s menagerie

Maurice Sendak’s menagerie - The Washington Post

Maurice Sendak dies; author and illustrator of children’s books about fear and survival

Maurice Sendak dies; author and illustrator of children’s books about fear and survival - The Washington Post

Cover art for Charlotte's Web, Garth Williams

The world's weirdest book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-PjKrZxsuM

'Dining With Monsters' Illustrator: Maurice Sendak| a bookish menu| Where The Wild Things Are

At Jim Henson's funeral. When Jim Henson died, I felt like I lost an uncle. This was one of the saddest and most poignant things I ever saw in my life. And, considering I learned what death was on Sesame Street when they explained to Big Bird why Mr. Hooper wasn't coming back on the very day my grandma died...kids shows these days just can't compare.