Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Maurice Sendak

 The creator of 'Where the Wild Things Are' has died at the age of 83. You will find lots of tributes to him on news websites and many more, including The Guardian and The Telegraph. One of my favourite quotes from Maurice Sendak is this one about a little boy who wrote to him;

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

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