Maurice Sendak
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"Maurice Bernard Sendak" was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, and illustrated Little Bear (book)/Little Bear.

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Clinch with and collaborate with.

There must be more to life than having everything.

He was the strangest little bird I'd ever seen. He had fluttered into the world of the studios and, could he not be swatted dead, I knew he would manage. I had total faith in him.

Where the Wild Things Are.

I have been doodling with ink and watercolor on paper all my life. It's my way of stirring up my imagination to see what I find hidden in my head. I call the results dream pictures, fantasy sketches, and even brain-sharpening exercises.

What most people wanted was a reproduction of the book, because the book made money.

I don't know what to make of it, exactly, but I am so for it, ... I am in love with it. If Spike and Dave do not do this movie, now, I would just as soon not see any version of it ever get made.