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Maurice Sendak

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Tia Anae

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Maurice Sendak: eBook Hater
and Tamer of the Wild Things "Children's" Books Bumble-Ardy Kids in danger Outside Over There Where the Wild Things Are Family Big Brother Jack Early Trauma Early Years Won 1964 Caldecott Medal
Max defies his mother by going on a "wild rumpus" with the wild things.
“…fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things" Mickey leaves his home one night to go exploring & escapes from the bakers who try to cook him into a morning bun
Banned for nudity Young girl named Ida sets out to find her baby sister who was kidnapped from her nursery
Influenced by Lindbergh kidnapping “…they'll go for the hard words, they'll go for the hard concepts...they'll go for the stuff where they can learn something, not didactic things, but passionate things." Lived in cottage with his dog, Herman, and listened to operas, wrote, and gazed out his window “When I did Bumble-ardy, I was so intensely aware of death. Eugene, my friend and partner, was dying here in the house when I did Bumble-ardy. I did [it] to save myself. Bumble-ardy was a combination of the deepest pain and the wondrous feeling of coming into my own. And it took a long time. It took a very long time.” by Tia Anae Works Cited http://www.349amw.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123144491
http://0.tqn.com/d/gonw/1/0/-/0/0/-/ChineseTigerNutcracker.jpg In the Night Kitchen "I could just eat you up!" Tony Kushner: “I think that when people play with kids, there's a lot of fake ferocity and threats of, you know, devouring, because love is so enormous, the only thing you can think of doing is swallowing the person that you love entirely” Life with Herman "Grim Colberty Tales" Interview with Stephen Colbert Final Thoughts with Terry Gross “I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people...they die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more…There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready” (Gross) He died on May 8, 2012 at age 83 Fox, Margalit. "Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83." New York Times 08 May 2012, A1. Web. 3 Feb. 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&>. Eggers, Dave. "V.F. Portrait: Maurice Sendak ." Aug 2011: n. page. Web. 3 Feb. 2013. <http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/08/maurice-sendak-201108>.“Sendak’s ‘Brother’s Book’: An Elegy, a Farewell.” Morning Edition. NPR. 4 Feb 2013. Radio. <http://www.npr.org/2013/02/04/170757799/sendaks-brothers-book-an-elegy-a-farewell>.Sendak, Maurice. Bumble-Ardy. Harper & Row, 2011. Print.Sendak, Maurice. Interview with Hank Nuwer. “Maurice Sendak: A Portrait of the Illustrator for Children As a Middle-Aged Man.” Web. 13 Mar 2013. <http://www.hanknuwer.com/sendak.html>Sendak, Maurice. Interview by Stephen Colbert. "Grim Colberty Tales." The Colbert Report. Comedy Central: 25 Jan. 2012. Television.<http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406902/january-25-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--2>.Sendak, Maurice. Interview by Terry Gross. “This Pig Wants To Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest.” Fresh Air. 20 Septem 2011. NPR. Septem. Radio. 2 Feb. 2013.Sendak, Maurice. Outside Over There. Harper & Row, 1981. Print.Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Harper & Row, 1963. Print.“Sendak’s ‘Brother’s Book’: An Elegy, a Farewell.” Morning Edition. NPR. 4 Feb 2013. Radio. Grew up in Brooklyn, New York
Jewish Polish immigrant parents
Not close to his parents
Older brother and sister, Jack and Natalie Sendak
Suffered from several illnesses Lindbergh kidnapping
Son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped and later found decomposed and dismembered
The Holocaust
Most of father's extended family died in concentration camps Very close relationship with Jack
Jack drew and read with Maurice as a child
Illustrated two of Jack's books: Circus Girl (1957) and The Happy Rain (1956)
Sendak wrote his last book, My Brother's Book (2013), in honor of Jack, 18 years after his brother's death Books Kenny's Window (1956)
Very Far Away (1957)
The Sign on Rosie's Door (1960)
The Nutshell Library (1962)
Where the Wild Things Are (1963)
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
In the Night Kitchen (1970)
Seven Little Monsters (1977)
Outside Over There (1981)
We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy (1993)
Mommy? (2006)
Bumble-Ardy (2011)
My Brother's Book (2013) Career as an Illustrator Career as an Illustrator First drawings published in Atomics for Millions in 1947
Illustrated tons of books
Little Bear series
Brundibar (rewritten by Tony Kushner Stage and Television Animated version of his book Really Rosie in 1975
Adapted Where the Wild Things Are for stage in 1979
Designed sets for ballets and operas Influences and Inspirations Mickey Mouse
Disney's Fantasia
Editor Ursula Nordstrom Later Life Awards Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's book illustration (1970)
National Book Award in "Picture Book" category (1982)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1983)
National Medal of Arts (1996)
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature (2003) Homosexuality Eugene Glynn, partner of 50 years
Never told parents
Didn't come out until age 80
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