Wednesday, August 26, 2009

maurice sendak facts

Because I'm so excited for the movie, Where The Wild Things Are, to come out (based on the book by Maurice Sendak), and so we can all learn a little more about this great talent, I'll be sporadically posting fun facts about him and his work until the release date on October 16th. Let's start simple:

Maurice Bernard Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 (let's see, that would make him a quick-witted Gemini) in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Sendak decided to become an illustrator at the age of 12 after viewing Walt Disney's film, Fantasia.

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