Author & Illustrator

Maurice Sendak


Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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E.T.A. Hoffmann
James Marshall
Randall Jarrell
Meindert DeJong
Else Holmelund Minarik
Arthur Yorinks
Matthew Reinhart
Tony Kushner
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Lore Segal
Ruth Krauss
Edward Tripp
Jack Sendak
Sesyle Joslin
Alec Wilder
William Engvik
Marcel Aymé
Hans Christian Andersen
Janice May Udry
Charlotte Zolotow
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
George MacDonald
Leo Tolstoy
Frank R. Stockton
Betty MacDonald
Amos Vogel
Wilhelm Hauff
Doris Orgel
Matthew Margolis
Meindert De Jong
Robert Keeshan
Ruth Sawyer
Jean Ritchie
Robert Graves
Brothers Grimm
Jan Wahl
Philip Sendak
Wilhelm Grimm
Ralph Manheim
Mary Michaels White
Eva Moore
Jan Carr
Richard Egielski
Arnold Lobel
Marcia Brown
Margot Zemach
Leo Dillon
Diane Dillon
Iona Opie
Peter Opie

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21Authored & Illustrated

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Tony Kushner, Maurice Sendak
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Meindert DeJong, Maurice Sendak
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Jun 10, 1928

Day of Death

May 8, 2012

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