In Memoriam: Maurice Sendak May 9, 2012Posted by ccbooks in Analysis.
I’m still trying to process the news that Maurice Sendak, a giant of children’s literature, passed away today. What is a world without Maurice Sendak? He created so many icons of childhood and children’s literature, from the Wild Things to Pierre, whose attitude I still see in my students on many days. His character Rosie, from The Sign on Rosie’s Door is one that I regard as an alter ego. I will try to write a better appreciation when I’m feeling more coherent; in the meantime, some words from the rest of the world:
Appreciation from School Library Journal here.
Obituary from the New York Times here.
Appreciation from the New York Times here.