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Maurice Sendak, the legendary author and illustrator, passed away on Tuesday at 83.




While he was the author and/or illustrator of more than 50 books, Sendak was best known for his 1963 classic, “Where the Wild Things Are,” which chronicles the adventures of Max as he makes his way through — and ultimately comes to rule — an imaginary kingdom of Wild Things.

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

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