Children’s book illustrator/author Maurice Sendak, best known for “Where The Wild Things Are,” died today at the age of 83. The world’s lost a great voice and talent, one that probably will never be matched. A curmudgeonly man, he loved animals and the responses children had to his work.
The NY Times did an amazing spotlight on him in 2008 that I love to share around, you can find it here.
“I hate people,” he said at one point, extolling the superior company of dogs, like his sweet-tempered German shepherd, Herman (after Melville).
He is, at heart, a curmudgeon, but a delightful one, with a vast range of knowledge, a wicked sense of humor and a talent for storytelling and mimicry.