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SENDAK, Maurice (1928–2012)

Daniel Hahn

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

Second edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199695140
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744372
SENDAK, Maurice (1928–2012)

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of several classic *picture books who was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland—the name Sendak means ‘godfather’ or ‘sponsor’ in Hebrew—and he was brought up on tales from the Old Testament and Jewish folklore told to him by his father. He was also enthralled by ...

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