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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) — biography from Where the Wild Things Are… (more)
Where the Wild Things Are 24,142 copies, 1,417 reviews
In the Night Kitchen 2,669 copies, 116 reviews
Outside Over There 1,055 copies, 45 reviews
Alligators All Around: An Alphabet 676 copies, 22 reviews
Mommy? 447 copies, 22 reviews
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book 403 copies, 9 reviews
The Sign on Rosie's Door 264 copies, 10 reviews
My Brother's Book 258 copies, 13 reviews
Bumble-Ardy 227 copies, 19 reviews
Open House for Butterflies 186 copies, 6 reviews
Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie 168 copies, 1 review
Kenny's Window 138 copies, 2 reviews
King Grisly-Beard 121 copies, 3 reviews
Seven Little Monsters 106 copies, 2 reviews
Posters 89 copies
Very Far Away 76 copies, 6 reviews
Mickey Mouse Movie Stories 27 copies, 1 review
Higglety Pigglety Pop! + Where the wild things are [video recording] (Librettist; Designer, some editions) 2 copies
Where the wild things are [sound recording] (Librettist) 1 copy, 1 review
Higglety Pigglety Pop! [sound recording] (Librettist) 1 copy, 1 review
Pictures 1 copy
Steven 1 copy
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Little Bear (Illustrator) 6,388 copies, 62 reviews
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Illustrator, some editions) 4,299 copies, 36 reviews
Little Bear's Visit (Illustrator) 2,953 copies, 28 reviews
A Kiss for Little Bear (Illustrator) 2,783 copies, 29 reviews
Little Bear's Friend (Illustrator) 2,774 copies, 22 reviews
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Father Bear Comes Home (Illustrator) 2,046 copies, 16 reviews
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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Illustrator) 1,430 copies, 31 reviews
The House of Sixty Fathers (Illustrator) 1,358 copies, 14 reviews
The Light Princess (Illustrator, some editions) 1,164 copies, 22 reviews
Along Came a Dog (Illustrator, some editions) 947 copies, 5 reviews
Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems (Illustrator) 920 copies, 24 reviews
A Hole is to Dig (Illustrator) 845 copies, 14 reviews
No Fighting, No Biting! (Illustrator) 839 copies, 4 reviews
I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book (Illustrator) 780 copies, 14 reviews
The Big Book for Peace (Contributor & Illustrator) 770 copies, 14 reviews
What Do You Say, Dear? (Illustrator) 763 copies, 14 reviews
The Golden Key (Illustrator, some editions) 722 copies, 20 reviews
Dear Mili (Illustrator) 713 copies, 20 reviews
Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (Illustrator, some editions) 712 copies, 4 reviews
Shadrach (Illustrator) 624 copies, 6 reviews
The Animal Family (Illustrator) 605 copies, 15 reviews
Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (Illustrator, some editions) 603 copies, 15 reviews
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm (Illustrator) 581 copies, 7 reviews
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss (Introduction, some editions) 544 copies, 1 review
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A Very Special House (Illustrator) 353 copies, 9 reviews
Swine Lake (Illustrator) 327 copies, 10 reviews
Hurry Home, Candy (Illustrator, some editions) 315 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (Contributor) 298 copies, 8 reviews
Let's Be Enemies (Illustrator) 287 copies, 10 reviews
Where the Wild Things Are (Original book) 272 copies, 10 reviews
The Wonderful Farm (Illustrator, some editions) 259 copies, 5 reviews
The Bee-Man of Orn (Illustrator, some editions) 246 copies, 6 reviews
Penthesilea (Illustrator, some editions) 214 copies, 1 review
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (Contributor) 212 copies, 3 reviews
The Miami Giant (Illustrator) 199 copies, 2 reviews
Seven Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (Illustrator, some editions) 178 copies, 1 review
The Cunning Little Vixen (Illustrator, some editions) 176 copies
Babar's Anniversary Album: 6 Favorite Books (Introduction, some editions) 165 copies, 2 reviews
The Griffin and the Minor Canon (Illustrator, some editions) 163 copies, 2 reviews
You Can't Get There from Here (Illustrator, some editions) 157 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Green Book (Illustrator) 152 copies, 3 reviews
Winsor McCay: His Life and Art (Foreword, some editions) 127 copies, 1 review
Pierre, or the Ambiguities: The Kraken Edition (Illustrator, some editions) 120 copies
Pleasant Fieldmouse (Illustrator) 111 copies, 1 review
Fly by Night (Illustrator) 110 copies, 1 review
Dwarf Nose (Illustrator, some editions) 106 copies, 4 reviews
How Little Lori Visited Times Square (Illustrator) 80 copies, 3 reviews
Bookworm (Illustrator) 75 copies
The Maxfield Parrish Poster Book (Introduction) 73 copies
Best in Children's Books 31 (Illustrator) 68 copies
Best in Children's Books 35 (Illustrator) 62 copies, 1 review
The Tale of Gockel, Hinkel & Gackeliah (Illustrator, some editions) 62 copies
Sarah's Room (Illustrator) 61 copies, 1 review
Presto and Zesto in Limboland (Illustrator, some editions) 52 copies, 2 reviews
Lullabies and Night Songs (Illustrator) 52 copies, 1 review
Circus Girl (Illustrator) 51 copies, 1 review
The Jewish Writer (Contributor) 50 copies
Charlotte and The White Horse (Illustrator) 50 copies, 2 reviews
The Art of William Steig (Preface) 38 copies, 1 review
Maggie Rose, her birthday Christmas (Illustrator) 37 copies, 1 review
The Juggler of Our Lady: A Medieval Legend (Introduction, some editions) 35 copies, 1 review
The Little Cow and the Turtle (Illustrator) 32 copies, 1 review
Hey-How for Halloween! (Contributor) 29 copies, 2 reviews
The Happy Rain (Illustrator) 26 copies, 4 reviews
Happy Hanukah Everybody (Illustrator) 17 copies
Little Nemo 1905-1906 (Introduction) 16 copies, 1 review
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture [1986 film] (Set Designer) 12 copies, 1 review
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Poetry of Ogden Nash, 6 Volumes (Illustrator, some editions) 4 copies
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Hans-mon-hérisson (Illustrator) 1 copy
Sendak 1 copy
Singing Family of the Cumberlands (Illustrator) 1 copy, 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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