Posts tagged with maurice-sendak

Sep 27 2018

Mark your calendars


According to THR, there's going to be a stage adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and it comes with a lot of very impressive credentials...

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Jul 11 2017

Opera and nonsense nursery rhymes


According to Publishers Weekly, a new, fully-illustrated children's book manuscript has been found among the late Maurice Sendak's papers, and will be published late next year. The book, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, was co-written with Sendak's longtime friend Arthur Yorinks...

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Sep 17 2015



There's a site up for Scholastic's upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, featuring over 100 illustrations by Jim Kay. If the nine "Special Preview" images featured on the site are a good representative sample, this book might actually be worth the jaw-dropping $39.99 cover price...

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Nov 11 2014

A literary battle


According to NPR, a lawsuit has been filed in an ongoing fight over the late Maurice Sendak's personal library. The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has accused the executors of Sendak's estate...

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Feb 14 2013

Sendak lives on


Okay, this is pretty great: the Huffington Post informs me that New York City is planning to name a new public school (PS 118 in Park Slope Brooklyn) after famed children's author Maurice Sendak...

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May 9 2012

The Colbert thing was no fluke.


The NPR program Fresh Air with Terry Gross devoted yesterday to remembering Maurice Sendak, who did several interviews with the show over the course of 20-odd years. They aired sections from the various conversations, and Sendak proved himself to be a fascinating and frequently very funny subject.

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May 8 2012

A sadder place


As everyone who has checked the Internet in the past few hours should already know, Maurice Sendak died today at the age of 83. Sendak apparently had no immediate family (his longtime partner died in 2007), so our condolences go out to the world at large.

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Jan 26 2012

Mister Rogers he isn't.

The Colbert Report recently aired an enjoyably salty two-part interview with famous children's author Maurice Sendak. Mr. Sendak provides quite the soundbite; I bet Stephen Colbert is sorry he's ...

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