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MattLeo
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Maurice Sendak, author/illustrator of *Where the Wild Things Are* and other classic books, passed away at home this morning after a brief illness.

As wonderful as he is as an illustrator, he also deserves to be remembered as a writer of great imagination and fine prose. Even though it was picture-book prose, it demonstrated Henry Ford's dictum: "The most beautiful things in the world are those from which all excess weight has been removed."

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NY Times Obit: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/08/opinion/maguire-maurice-sendak/index.html

Appreciation by Gregory Maguire:http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/08/opinion/maguire-maurice-sendak/index.html

Funny/satirical interview with Stephen Colbert: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/413132/april-24-2012/stephen-s-children-s-book and part 2:http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406902/january-25-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--2

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In my local paper in the place of the usual political cartoon there was one that showed the beach of an island with a small boat named Sendak and a wild thing was weeping.
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Foste
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No way...

I know he was old, but...

*sigh*

Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

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Thanks Mr. Sendak, we've had a lot of laughs over your wild book.

~Shay

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