Maurice Sendak


'Where Wild Things Are' Author Maurice Sendak Dies

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Born June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, Maurice Bernard Sendak was the child of Polish Jewish immigrant parents, Sarah and Philip. Not surprisingly, the specter of the Holocaust hung over him from birth, with many of his extended family members having perished. Highly imaginative and aware of the concept of mortality from a young age, Sendak grew up fa...

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