Friday, June 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak
June 10, 1928 - May 08, 2012

When Maurice Sendak began illustrating and writing children's books, he vowed not to write stories filled with happy things like sunshine and rainbows. Instead, Sendak's stories reflected the tragedies of his childhood. Those memories included the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the deaths of most of his extended family in concentration camps, and parents consumed by depression and anger.

Even through his heartache, Sendak's talent was clearly appreciated and honored.
Among the awards he received were:
Caldecott Medal (1982, 1971, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1960, 1959, 1954)
· Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1983)
· Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2003)
· National Medal of Arts (1996)
· National Book Award for Children’s Books (Picture Books, Hardcover) (1982)
· Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration (1970).

Click the links below to purchase his books for your classroom library!


Discover the man and his work!
This is an extraordinary collection and tribute to Maurice Sendak. Not only does it have a wide variety of his artwork, but it covers his life, which many know so little about.

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