by Jesse Marinoff Reyes:
Farewell to one of the giants of childrens (or any other) literature, Maurice Sendak (1928-2012). If he had stopped working after Where The Wild Things Are (Harper & Row, 1963), his place in history would still have been secure. Instead, he leaves a body of work for the ages. Thanks to BoomUnderground for the scan.
Sadly, the writing’s been on the wall for a while now. One always hopes for the best, but fortunately Sendak has been celebrated amply in his last years, his occasional projects eagerly anticipated (I rather enjoyed his 2006 pop-up book, the Halloween-themed Mommy? (Michael di Capua/Scholastic). Nice to go out on top.