Author & Illustrator

Maurice Sendak


Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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E.T.A. Hoffmann
James Marshall
Else Holmelund Minarik
Randall Jarrell
Meindert DeJong
Arthur Yorinks
Matthew Reinhart
Tony Kushner
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Lore Segal
Janice May Udry
Matthew Margolis
Marcel Aymé
Ruth Krauss
Ruth Sawyer
Edward Tripp
Betty MacDonald
Meindert De Jong
Jean Ritchie
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Jack Sendak
Sesyle Joslin
Hans Christian Andersen
Wilhelm Hauff
Doris Orgel
Robert Graves
Charlotte Zolotow
Frank R. Stockton
Amos Vogel
Robert Keeshan
Leo Tolstoy
Alec Wilder
William Engvik
George MacDonald
Brothers Grimm
Jan Wahl
Philip Sendak
Wilhelm Grimm
Ralph Manheim
Mary Michaels White
Eva Moore
Jan Carr
Richard Egielski
Arnold Lobel
Marcia Brown
Margot Zemach
Leo Dillon
Diane Dillon
Iona Opie
Peter Opie

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20Authored & Illustrated

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Jun 10, 1928

Day of Death

May 8, 2012

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