… for children’s book author, illustrator and luminary Maurice Sendak, who passed away today.
MAURICE SENDAK (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)
“And an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are.”
I’ve been enthralled by Maurice Sendak’s work since “Where the Wild Things Are” was read to us by the school principal in grade school. Two decades later, his books are no less magical to me than they were to my pint-sized self.
If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.