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Happy birthday Maurice Sendak

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak, from the Quicken Loans DIFF blogMy favorite book growing up was Maurice Sendak’s "Where the Wild Things Are."  I loved it.

I could totally relate to Max, the wolf-costumed mischievous boy, sent to bed without dinner for chasing his dog around the house with a fork, among other things. 

Max’s room soon transforms into a wild jungle and he embarks on a crazy nighttime journey, meeting all types of cool looking beasts and wild things. Of course, there is a happy ending, with Max growing homesick and returning to his room, to find his hot meal waiting for him.

"Where the Wild Things Are" is regarding as an American classic and won a Caldecott Medal in 1964, one year after it was first published. Not bad for a book with only 10 sentences.

So happy birthday Maurice Sendak (he turns 80 today), and may you have many more..

Thank you for a great book that I probably read 500 times as a child. In fact, I think I’ll dig it up and read it again.

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  1. That book is said to be class discriminant. I don’t know quite how.

    Posted by: Mark | June 11, 2008
  2. You’re kidding, right? Where did you read that?

    Posted by: Clayton | June 11, 2008
  3. you know he kind of looks like you.

    Posted by: Edson | June 17, 2008

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