Maurice Sendak passed away recently at the age of 83 and if you are not familiar with the name you are surely familiar with his writing. Maurice is most remembered for his children’s story Where the Wild Things Are. He was widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century. He veered away from the typical safe, sanitized world of children’s picture books and took kids to the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.
Maurice was known for more than a dozen children’s books which he wrote and illustrated himself. Where the Wild Things Are was written as part of a trilogy, the other two books being In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There. He also wrote The Sign on Rosie’s Door Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and The Nutshell Library”, and a boxed set of four tiny volumes comprising Alligators All Around,Chicken Soup With Rice, One Was Johnny and Pierre. His latest work was Bumble-Ardy, his first book in 30 years.
In celebration of his life we have a special collection of his books on the front counter in the Bookshop. If you are not familiar with his work you definitely must check it out.