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  1. American author best known for his stories : Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and The Nutshell Library. • Later works included: We Are All In the Dumps With Jack and Guy, Swine Lake, and Brundibar. • Illustrator of over 60 books The Author: Maurice Sendak

  2. Born June 10th, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York • Was the child of poor Polish immigrants of Jewish extraction • Loved to read & depended on his sister to bring him home books from library Maurice as a child:

  3. Favorite authors were: Robert Louis Stevenson, Herman Melville, & Mark Twain • Father was a favorite storyteller • Decided to become a cartoonist at age 12, after seeing Fantasia Where the Interest Came From:

  4. By high school, was illustrating high school biology book for teacher • Did backgrounds for comic book Mutt and Jeff strip • First gig as children’s book illustrator was for Marcel Ayme’sThe Wonderful Farm Job Opportunities:

  5. First work that was entirely his own • Was not very well-liked at first for fear that it would scare children • Children ended up loving book, esp. main character, Max • American Library Association awarded book with Caldecott Medal in 1964 Where the Wild Things Are

  6. The book was so popular that in 2009, Where the Wild Things Are was made into a motion picture Popularity Spreads:

  7. <http://www.nndb.com/people/275/000023206/>. Works Cited