Maurice Sendak has died, aged 83. He was arguably the most important children’s book author and artist of the 20th century. According to the New York Times today
‘He wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.’
His Where The Wild Things Are, published in 1963, is one of the most cherished children’s books of all time … and this is such a charming reading!