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Author Tue May 08 2012

Maurice Sendak, Author/Illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, Dies

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died in the early morning today. He was 83. Well known for his work Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak had a distinct style that many children came to know and love. His work had resonance that spanned over four decades.

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