Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

Maurice Sendak started his career as an illustrator and gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating Where the Wild Things Are.

He wrote some 17 books and was a prolific illustrator, but was best-known for his 1963 tale of Max, who became the “king of all wild things”.

In footage filmed when Maurice Sendak was 55, he described his approach to drawing the characters in his famous work, click here to view.

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