Maurice Sendak, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Maurice Sendak

American illustrator and writer of children's books

Date of Birth: 10-Jun-1928

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Date of Death: 08-May-2012

Profession: screenwriter, writer, artist, graphic designer, illustrator, painter, cartoonist, children's writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Maurice Sendak

  • Maurice Bernard Sendak (; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books.
  • He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.
  • Born to Polish-Jewish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust.
  • Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.

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