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Where Are The Wild Things? At Auction

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A rare first edition of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” will be auctioned on Thursday, January 24, by Swann Galleries on East 25thStreet as part of a sale of 20th century illustration including original art and books. The sale will showcase a collection of works by the late children’s book author and illustrator owned by the late bookseller Reed Orenstein.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Maurice Sendak

Friday, December 28, 2012

Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died in May at the age of 83. To remember him, we’re re-airing a selection of my 1992 interview with him about his book I Saw Esau, a collection of more than 170 insults, riddles, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes, edited with Iona and Peter Opie. He was known to be reclusive, and I was honored that he came to our studio for our conversation.

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Features

Remembering Sendak at the Met

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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The life of artist and children's book author Maurice Sendak was celebrated at a memorial service at the Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday. The creator of more than 100 books, including the classic Where the Wild Things Are, was remembered as a man driven by his need to create.

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Studio 360

Maurice Sendak & Filmmaker Mark Duplass

Friday, May 11, 2012

Acclaimed children's book author Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny) considers Maurice Sendak’s legacy.  Kurt Andersen talks with Mark Duplass, the actor/director/writer/producer who is giving 30-something slackers the spotlight.  The music industry taps hackers for the next killer app. And Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith reveals the winner of our Ode to ...

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Studio 360

Mo Willems Remembers Maurice Sendak

Friday, May 11, 2012

Best known for his breakthrough 1963 picture book Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's long career involved one wild rumpus after another. "You have to remember, he's from a generation where picture books were considered trash," says Mo Willems, an acclaimed author ...

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The Takeaway

Maurice Sendak Dies at Age 83

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

He made the monsters fun. Maurice Sendak, the child author and illustrator, has died at age 83. His books and style of illustration immediately evoked a whole world of creatures and characters, dark places that were part scary and part cozy. Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning creator of the graphic novel, Maus, comments on the life of Sendak.

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WQXR Blog

Classical Music Fueled Maurice Sendak's Creative Muse

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Brooklyn-born illustrator and author Maurice Sendak also made his mark in classical music. He talks about his favorite pieces in a 1981 interview on WQXR.

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Features

`Where Wild Things Are' Author Maurice Sendak Dies

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen," died early Tuesday. He was 83.

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Studio 360

A Wild Homage

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tomorrow, the much-anticipated film, “Where the Wild Things Are” is coming to theaters. It’s based on the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak, whose fantastical illustrations have inspired innumerable artists.

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