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Posts tagged Maurice Sendak

Jul 4
lavacheestdanslepre:

Original drawings by Maurice Sendak for Robert Graves’s The Big Green Book, 1962

lavacheestdanslepre:

Original drawings by Maurice Sendak for Robert Graves’s The Big Green Book, 1962

(via fuckyeahreading)


May 15
schoollibraryjournal:

Artist Hannah Friederichs celebrates Maurice Sendak and The Avengers. To see how she did it, check out her Tumblr page.

schoollibraryjournal:

Artist Hannah Friederichs celebrates Maurice Sendak and The Avengers. To see how she did it, check out her Tumblr page.

(via libraryjournal)


May 8
samsketch:

“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.”  ― Maurice Sendak
drawnblog:

RIP Maurice Sendak

samsketch:

“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.”  ― Maurice Sendak

drawnblog:

RIP Maurice Sendak

(via kindlekwickstart)


fuckyeahbookarts:

msnbc:

Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died at age 83.
The Brooklyn-born author lost many family members in the Holocaust and spent time in bed with health problems as a child. After seeing the Disney movie “Fantasia” at the age of 12, he resolved to become an illustrator.
Image:  Ls  /  AP file

Sendak on death: “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. … What I dread is the isolation. … 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.”

fuckyeahbookarts:

msnbc:

Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died at age 83.

The Brooklyn-born author lost many family members in the Holocaust and spent time in bed with health problems as a child. After seeing the Disney movie “Fantasia” at the age of 12, he resolved to become an illustrator.

Image:  Ls  /  AP file

Sendak on death: “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. … What I dread is the isolation. … 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.”


Feb 27

Nov 15
“I love my work very much, it means everything to me. I would like to see a time when children’s books were not segregated from adult books, a time when people didn’t think of children’s books as a minor art form, a little Peterpanville, a cutsey-darling place where you could Have Fun, Laugh Your Head Off. I know so many adult writers whom I would happily chop into pieces, who say, ‘Well I think I’ll take a moment and sit down and knock off a kiddy book! It looks like so much fun, it’s obviously easy…’ And, of course, they write a lousy book!” Maurice Sendak (via libraryland)

Sep 29
libraryland:

Frequently challenged library book.

libraryland:

Frequently challenged library book.


Sep 23

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