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    Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are

    Information about the 1963 picture book and the 2009 film/DVD

    Maurice Sendak's 1963 Where The Wild Things Are received the 1964 Caldecott Award, for picture book of the year.Maurice Sendak

    Sendak's interview in The Believer. Nov./Dec. 2012. "I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence."

    Maurice Sendak died May 8, 2012.  Here is my blog post about his importance in children's literature.

    Jan Susina discusses the popularity of Where the Wild Things Are book and film with R.C. McBride on WJBC Oct 19, 2009.  Link to mp3 file

    Getting to Know Maurice Sendak: 1985 interview on video.

    Maurice Sendak, In His Own Words: Where The Wild Things Are. Video.

    Rosenbach Collection. Museum in Philadelphia

    Animated videos of Sendak's work

    Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, which has the best collection of Sendak materials.

    Rosenbach Museum's DVD segment on Sendak on his work, childhood, inspiration.  YouTube. 10 min.  Sendak on what being an illustrator means.  YouTube. 3 min.  Sendak on his childhood and movies.  YouTube. 1 min.     Sendak on Images and Words. You Tube 2:25 min

    Original Wild Things animated short. YouTube video 6:50 min.

    Caldecott acceptance speech by Sendak (.pdf format) from his book Caledecott & Co.

    Read Dave Egger's story Max At Sea, which appeared in The New Yorker, Aug. 24, 2009. Click on this link to open a .pdf document of the Max At Sea story.  OR  Click on this link to go to Max At Sea story by Dave Eggers on The New Yorker's website

    Articles and promotions related to the 2009 film Where The Wild Things AreScene from Where The Wild Things Are film

    "A Conversation with Maurice Sendak" by Jennifer Ludden on NPR, June 4, 2005, with additional links

    Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, 1963

    Terrible Yellow Eyes, website devoted to other artists' renditions of Wild Things

    MercuryNews article about Sendak exhibit at Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (Sept. 3, 2009)

    President Obama reading Wild Things at the 2009 Easter egg roll

    Horn Book interview with Sendak. Nov./Dec. 2003 by Roger Sutton

    Sendak talk at MIT. April 2003.  1 hour talk