Maurice Bernard Sendak is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are , published in 1963. An elementary school (from kindergarten to grade five) in North Hollywood, California is named in his honor.
Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents, and decided to become an illustrator after viewing Walt Disney's film Fantasia at the age of twelve. His illustrations were f...more
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