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Maurice Sendak (1928–2012)

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Maurice Bernard Sendak. He was a writer and producer, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Little Bear (1995) and The Little Bear Movie (2001). He died on May 8, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »


(age 83) in Danbury, Connecticut, USA

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 2010 Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (Video short) (book "Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life")
 2000-2003 Seven Little Monsters (TV Series) (based on the book by - 49 episodes)
- The Big Store (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- A Five-y Tale (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- The Bad Hop (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- The Monster Trash (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- A Pony Tale (2003) ... (based on the book by)
 2001 The Little Bear Movie (characters)
 1987 In the Night Kitchen (Short) (from the book by)
 1986 Nutcracker (conceived by)
 1985 Higglety Pigglety Pop! (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1984 Where the Wild Things Are (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1977 Simple Gifts (TV Movie) (segment "Prologue")
 1975 Chicken Soup with Rice (Video short) (story by)
 1975 Really Rosie (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 Where the Wild Things Are (Short) (book)
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Other Works:

Book (illustrator only): "What Do You Say Dear?" (S. Joslin) Little Bear's Visit (E. H. Minarik), 1961; Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (C. Zolotow), 1962; The Bat-Poet (R. Jarrell), 1964; Hector Protector and as I Went over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes (traditional), 1965; Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (I. B. Singer), ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

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There must be more to life than having everything. See more »


Was a writer and illustrator of children's literature. See more »


His works frequently depict a child entering an imaginative or dream related world or setting.


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