Maurice Sendak

(b. 1928) American children's author and illustrator

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Brooklyn-born illustrator and author, known for his playfully grotesque stories and drawings for children. His fantasies, comic but touched with eerie imagination, feature impish menacing creatures of strange scale, some dwarf-like, some depicting babies or small animals of gigantic size. His prolific publications include The Sign on Rosie's Door (1960), which led to a television show and a musical play; Where the Wild Things Are (1963, Caldecott Medal), In the Night Kitchen (1970), and Outside Over There (1981), a trilogy; Zlateh the Goat (1966); and Higglety Pigglety Pop, or There Must Be More to Life (1967).

Subjects: Literature.

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