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Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. While in high school, he worked part time as an illustrator for All-American Comics adapting the Mutt and Jeff newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. His first professional illustrations were for a physics textbook, Atomics for the Millions, published in 1947. He later worked as a window-display director for F.A.O. Schwartz while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, he illustrated his first children's book The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Aymé. He wrote his first children's book Kenny's Window in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; The Sign on Rosie's Door; We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy; Brundibar; Bumble Ardy; and My Brother's Book. He received numerous awards including the Caldecott medal for Where The Wild Things Are in 1964, the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in 1970, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Characters from two of his books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. He was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title. He was the lyricist, as well as the set and costume designer, for the original production of an opera based on Where The Wild Things Are in 1980. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers. He died due to complications from a recent stroke on May 8, 2012 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Where the Wild Things Are 21,853 copies, 1,380 reviews
Chicken Soup with Rice 2,550 copies, 53 reviews
In the Night Kitchen 2,522 copies, 111 reviews
Outside Over There 978 copies, 44 reviews
Alligators All Around: An Alphabet 618 copies, 22 reviews
Mommy? 433 copies, 22 reviews
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book 368 copies, 9 reviews
My Brother's Book 246 copies, 13 reviews
The Sign on Rosie's Door 240 copies, 10 reviews
Bumble-Ardy 211 copies, 19 reviews
Open House for Butterflies 178 copies, 6 reviews
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Kenny's Window 126 copies, 2 reviews
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Seven Little Monsters 96 copies, 2 reviews
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Very Far Away 74 copies, 6 reviews
Mickey Mouse Movie Stories 26 copies, 1 review
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No Fighting, No Biting! (Illustrator) 771 copies, 4 reviews
I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book (Illustrator) 718 copies, 12 reviews
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What Do You Say, Dear? (Illustrator) 699 copies, 14 reviews
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Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (Illustrator, some editions) 676 copies, 4 reviews
Dear Mili (Illustrator) 669 copies, 19 reviews
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Swine Lake (Illustrator) 303 copies, 10 reviews
Hurry Home, Candy (Illustrator, some editions) 289 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (Contributor) 288 copies, 8 reviews
Let's Be Enemies (Illustrator) 258 copies, 10 reviews
The Wonderful Farm (Illustrator, some editions) 245 copies, 5 reviews
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Penthesilea (Illustrator, some editions) 224 copies, 1 review
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The Miami Giant (Illustrator) 186 copies, 2 reviews
The Cunning Little Vixen (Illustrator, some editions) 168 copies
Seven Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (Illustrator, some editions) 168 copies, 1 review
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You Can't Get There from Here (Illustrator, some editions) 149 copies, 2 reviews
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Winsor McCay: His Life and Art (Foreword, some editions) 123 copies, 1 review
Pierre, or the Ambiguities: The Kraken Edition (Illustrator, some editions) 116 copies
Dwarf Nose (Illustrator, some editions) 105 copies, 4 reviews
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Fly by Night (Illustrator) 104 copies, 1 review
How Little Lori Visited Times Square (Illustrator) 76 copies, 3 reviews
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Bookworm (Illustrator) 65 copies
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Best in Children's Books 31 (Illustrator) 59 copies
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Charlotte and The White Horse (Illustrator) 49 copies, 2 reviews
Circus Girl (Illustrator) 49 copies, 1 review
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 45 copies
The Art of William Steig (Preface) 36 copies, 1 review
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Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books.
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