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Let the wild rumpus start!


As an aspiring children’s book author (Prickle, the Kind-Hearted Cactus series), I’m devoted to great children’s books and certain authors in particular: Dr. Seuss, H. A. Rey, and of course Maurice Sendak. Here is a delightful interview with Sendak in Slice magazine, conducted shortly before he died on May 8, 2012 (four days before my 50th birthday), and published in November. Read it and learn who really inspired the monsters in Where the Wild Things Are!

Click here to see the Wall Street Journal’s tribute to Maurice Sendak on YouTube.

The above image of the Maurice Sendak book cover and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who created the cover or by the publisher of the book. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of book covers to illustrate an article discussing the book on this blog qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.

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