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Tag Archives: Maurice Sendak

My Favorite Little Bear (besides Pooh, of course!)

Else Homelund Minarik (1920-2012) may not be as big a household name as her illustrator, Maurice Sendak, but her Little Bear series of children’s books will always hold a special place in my heart. Ms. Minarik was born in Denmark, moving to the United States at age 4. She is said to have grown up …

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Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) was the author and illustrator of one of the most wonderful picture books of all time, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). The book has been redone in an animated short, an opera, and a full length film. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1964, and was voted the number one picture book in …

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