Maurice Sendak (1928–2012)

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Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Little Bear (1995) and Where the Wild Things Are (1975). He died on May 8, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »


(age 83) in Danbury, Connecticut, USA

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Known For

Little Bear Writer
Really Rosie Writer


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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")
 2007 Scholastic Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (Video) (segment "Where the Wild Things Are")
 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)
 2002 Scholastic Jumbo Box of Storybook Classics - Volume 1 (Video) (segment "Where the Wild Things Are")
 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 Where the Wild Things Are (Short) (book)
 1975 Chicken Soup with Rice (Video short) (story by)
 1975 Really Rosie (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 2nd House (TV Series) (translator: The Juniper Tree - 1 episode)
- The Juniper Tree (1974) ... (translator: The Juniper Tree)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (illustrator only): "The Bat-Poet" (R. Jarrell) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

When I was a child, and I was shopping with my mother and she was holding my hand because I was a very little boy, and I passed the newsstand, and I saw a picture of a the Lindbergh baby dead in the woods... and I took my mother to see it. And apparently nobody but me saw it... It's only in the past few years that I realized Colonel Lindbergh was so enraged that that picture was used and it was ... See more »


The Educational Paperback Association listed him in its Top-100 Children's Authors. See more »


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


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