Maurice Sendak, Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Dead at 83

Marice Sendak, children’s book author and artist has died. He was 83. His most noted work was children’s book Where The Wild Things Are.

Sendak died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., after suffering a stroke on Friday, according to friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera.

Among the other titles he wrote and illustrated, all from Harper & Row, are “In the Night Kitchen” (1970) and “Outside Over There” (1981), which together with “Where the Wild Things Are” form a trilogy; “The Sign on Rosie’s Door” (1960); “Higglety Pigglety Pop!” (1967); and “The Nutshell Library” (1962), a boxed set of four tiny volumes comprising “Alligators All Around,” “Chicken Soup With Rice,” “One Was Johnny” and “Pierre.”

Where The Wild Things Are earned him the 1964 Caldecott Medal for best children’s book and was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie by director Spike Jonze in 2009.

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