Children’s book artist, Maurice Sendak, has passed away this morning. The author of beloved books including “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Higglety Pigglety Pop!”Sendak was 83, residing in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Cause of death appears to be complications from a recent stroke, according to editor Michael di Capua.
Sendak received the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for “Where the Wild Things Are.” The popular children’s book about a mischievous boy Max. The wolf costumed boy gets sent to his room, and while there, leads an imaginary world filled with creatures and monsters on a journey all before heading home to return to supper.
The award-winning book was adapted into a film in 2009.
Just this past September, Sendak illustrated a new book, “Bumble-Ardy,” which spent five weeks on the New York Times children’s best-seller list.
This morning the company sent out the following email regarding Sendak’s passing to employees:
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