goodbye to a wild thing
Thought I would share a little bio info on Sendak:
|The Forest that grew in Max's Room,|
Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in NYC. Growing up in Brooklyn, the son of Polish immigrant parents, he was sickly, spending much time indoors left to drawing and reading
Got a part-time job at at All-American Comics while still in high school
At the age of 20 (1948),he began working for F.A.O. Schwartz
Attended New York Art Students League
While working at F.A.O. Schwartz, Sendak met legendary children's book editor Ursula Nordstrom who helped him get his first illustrating job. his first job illustrating children's books. He left F.A.O. Schwartz to become a full-time freelance children’s book illustrator
Won a Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are in 1963. The story has been translated into 15 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world.
In the 1970s Sendak continued to write and illustrate, but also began producing and designing for plays and opera, including: Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Prokofiev’s “Love for Three Oranges,” “Where the Wild Things Are” (opera) and “The Nutcracker”
Sendak died on May 8, 2012, at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, days after suffering a stroke.
|Where the Wild Things Are|