Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ dies at age 83

by Stephan Lee, Source: EW.com Beloved children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died today at the age of 83, according to the New York Times. The cause of death was complications after a recent stroke. A true creative force with singular vision, he rose to international prominence in 1963 with

Why Tolkien prevented Maurice Sendak from drawing The Hobbit

The Hobbit illustrated by Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak? It almost happened, but didn’t, and all because J.R.R. Tolkien got miffed, putting a stop to what might have been the greatest edition of The Hobbit ever. In the late ’60s, Sendak was asked by the U.S. publisher

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