Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Maurice Sendak passes away

Beloved author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, has passed away at the age of 83.

The news came from Sendak's long time editor, Michael di Capua, who informed the press that Maurice had after complications arising from a stroke.

Sendak is perhaps most famous for his writing/illustrations in "Where the Wild Things Are" which, despite being released in 1963, has been loved by generations of children. Most recently, Spike Jonze, directed a big screen film for the treasured story.

I think it's time to dig the book out for another read.