Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York to Polish Jewish immigrant parents Sarah (n e Schindler) and Philip Sendak, a dressmaker. He decided to become an illustrator after viewing Walt Disney's film Fantasia at the age of twelve; however, his love of books came at an early age when he developed health problems and was confined to his bed. One of his first professional commissions was to create window displays for the toy store F.A.O. Schwarz. His illustrations were first published in 1947 in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. He spent much of the 1950s working as an artist for children's books, before beginning to write his own stories.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 8mm | 158.76g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134905534
  • 9786134905534