June 10, 1928. Author and illustrator born at Brooklyn, NY. In a career spanning more than half a century, Sendak wrote and illustratedmany notable childrens books, including In the Night Kitchen, Kennys Window, and his most famous work, Where the Wild Things Are. Widely regarded as the first picture book artist to deal openly with the childrens emotions, Sendak received numerous awards for his work, notably the CaldecottMedal (1964), the Hans Christian Andersen Award (1970) and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1983). He died May 8, 2012, at Danbury, CT.
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