Maurice Sendak, author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' dies at age 83



Maurice Sendak, author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' dies at age 83

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 83, according to the New York Times. A true creative force with singular vision, he rose to international prominence in 1963 with his classic picture book Where the Wild Things Are, which tells the story of a mischievous young boy who escapes to an imagined world full of wild forests and fanged beasts. Following his first publication in 1947, Sendak wrote and illustrated dozens of best-selling and critically acclaimed titles in addition to designing sets for operas and producing TV series based on his books.

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