Artist and author Maurice Sendak (b.1928) died on May 8 from complications from a stroke. Sendak is best known for his children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. He also provided the illustrations for Isaac Bashevis Singer’s children’s book Zlateh the Goat. He was involved in the early development of Sesame Street. He received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and also received the Caldecott Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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