Maurice Sendak, the children’s book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen,” died early today. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn. Longtime friend and live-in caretaker Lynn Caponera said she was with Sendak when he died at about 2:45 a.m. at Danbury Hospital. She said Sendak suffered a stroke Friday night and never regained consciousness. “Where the Wild Things Are” earned Sendak a prestigious Caldecott Medal for the best children’s book of 1964 and became a hit movie in 2009. President Bill Clinton awarded Sendak a National Medal of the Arts in 1996 for his vast portfolio of work/Samantha Critchell, AP. More here. (AP photo of “Where the Wild Things Are” illustration)
Question: Have you read “Where the Wild Things Are”?