In Memoriam

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It's the speak of the town, only somehow it seems to non live on enough.  Maurice Sendak passed away this morning, together with the basis has lost a brilliant star of children's literature.  Do people quite grasp the importance of this man's work?

Where the Wild Things Are was, together with however is, 1 of my favorite books.  It is my favorite mass to break equally gifts, to immature children or expectant mothers.  I dear thinking that the adults cry upwards the book, together with cry upwards how much they enjoyed reading it equally a child, together with thence overstep that dear on to their children.  I promise to someday accept children of my own, together with I volition live on reading this mass to them, you lot bet your bottom.

But Where the Wild Things Are wasn't his exclusively book.  He likewise illustrated the Little Bear serial past times Else Holmelund Minarik.  In instance you lot don't cry upwards (impossible, I know), Little Bear was the fantastic storey of a deport together with his family, together with the friends he has inward his neighborhood.  My favorite Little Bear storey (at to the lowest degree from the TV series) is when he imagines that he is going to the moon, together with meets Moon creatures, including 1 who acts similar his mother.  Sendak's illustrations brought those books to life for me.


His Wiki page describes his career inward to a greater extent than detail, together with it includes many things I never knew nearly him.  But the exclusively matter I require to know is, he was an amazing person, a dandy author together with illustrator, together with created 1 of the most fantastical worlds for me: the jungle, inhabited past times Wild Things, visited together with conquered past times the Max inward all of us.


"Please don't go. We'll swallow you lot up. We dear you lot so."

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