Opera relies on the comedy of human foibles, a type of humor Sendak had an instinctual talent for depicting.
Get ready to experience next level nostalgia.
“The one question I am obsessed with is how do children survive.” Sendak once said.
On May 8, 2012, beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak, best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, passed away less than a month before his 84th birthday. To celebrate his enduring legacy and tenacious wit, we’ve pulled one of our favorite interviews (with Stephen Colbert) for your viewing pleasure:
From Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ to ‘The Phantom Tollbooth,’ written by Brooklyn Jews Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer, children’s books have had many Jewish contributors. Here’s why.
Revelations about Bambi, Arnold Lobel, Curious George and others told us something we suspected all along: American children’s literature has deep Jewish roots.
● Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature
By Madelyn Travis
Routledge, 200 pages, $125
Those hoping there would be a sequel to Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” are in for a disappointment.
Children’s author Maurice Sendak, who died May 8, 2012, would have been 85 today. In his honor, Google has produced a complete animated sequence on its homepage, celebrating Sendak books such as “Where the Wild Things Are,” “In the Night Kitchen” and “Bumble-Ardy.” Head over to Google or watch the whole thing below.
Are the Wild Things, from Maurice Sendak’s, “Where the Wild Things Are,” actually living somewhere in the Star Trek universe? Well, there’s no real evidence of any intersection between Sendak’s imaginary world and that of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. But worlds could still collide at the recent Denver Comic Con, where William Shatner, who played Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, read Sendak’s book to a group of young readers.