Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and many other acclaimed books passed away early Tuesday (May 8, 2012) morning at the age of 83. Sendak’s books often showed the dark side of childhood. Where the Wild Things Are won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for the best children’s book of 1964, and in 1970, he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).