martes, 8 de mayo de 2012

Maurice Sendak dies at 83

The American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, has died today, May 8 2012.
Well known for his book Where the wild things are, he was born in Brooklyn, New York, in June 10 1928.

He developed a like for books from a very early age and the fact that his childhood was clearly marked by the horrible consequences that his family suffered due to the Holocaust, made his feeling of morality grow stronger and stronger.

He was influenced by Walt Disney and he claimed more than once that it was watching Fantasia what made him become an illustrator of children's books.

Photo from Providence Public Library

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