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Maurice Sendak Dead at 83

Maurice Sendak, author of the popular and iconic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are has died at the age of 83. He was known for his clever take on the difficult aspects of childhood. According to The Wrap:

“While other authors and illustrators recoiled from the darker side of childhood, Sendak embraced it. Though he wrote and illustrated some 20 of his own stories — while illustrating dozens of others — none were as celebrated as the 1963 “Where the Wild Things Are,” a sometimes melancholy story of a young boy, Max, who is banished to his room and runs away to a land filled with beasts who “let the wild rumpus start.”

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