Maurice Sendak Dead At 83

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•19 May 8, 2012

Children's author Maurice Sendak, whose beloved book Where The Wild Things Are came out in 1963, died of complications from a recent stroke. What do you think?

  • “Stroke is the most common complication of participating in a wild rumpus.”

    Mark Alsop –
    Notch Grinder

  • “Maurice Sendak introduced me to the world of reading. Well, not so much the world of reading as awesome drawings of monsters.”

    Diane Black –
    Ribbon Winder

  • “At least now when my kid tries to avoid bedtime by asking questions about the Wild Things, I can shut him down with, 'We’ll never know, because he’s dead.'”

    Noel Kennedy –
    Inventory Transcriber

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