Family Flicks Film Series Director Carroll Ballard’s 1986 film The Nutcracker, a collaboration with children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, hews closer to E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” than does Tchaikovsky's popular ballet. There is dancing performed...
Where the Wild Things Are (1973): an animated short subject based on the children’s book by Maurice Sendak. 7 min. Directed by Gene Deitch. Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986) featuring sets and costumes designed by Maurice Sendak,...Show More Summary
The Department of Incredible Inflatable Art loves this balloon sculpture of one of the titular Wild Things from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This great big beastie was created by the balloon artists from Balloon Guy Entertainment (previously featured here) for the Millard County Fair in Delta, Utah. [via Technabob]
Despite it being a little trippy, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is still one of my favorite books from my childhood. As our young protagonist Max enters the world of the Wild Things, he…
When Maurice Sendak died on May 8, 2012, the world mourned the loss of such great talent. His trove of wonder and whimsy, into which we escaped as children (and sometimes adults), would grow no more. Or so we thought. Click here to continue and read more...
'Presto and Zesto in Limboland' will be published in fall of 2018.
Since the beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak died in 2012, the foundation set up in his name has been working to collect and sort through his artwork and the records of his life. While working through some old files, Lynn Caponera, the president of the foundation, found the typewritten manuscript for a book. Show More Summary
"Lynn Caponera, president of the Maurice Sendak Foundation, was going through the late artist's files last year... when she found a typewritten manuscript titled Presto and Zesto in Limboland, co-authored by Sendak and his frequent collaborator, Arthur Yorinks.... Not only is the manuscript complete, so, too, are the illustrations."
A new, fully illustrated picture book by Maurice Sendak has been discovered among the late author and illustrator’s files, according to Publishers Weekly, and will be published late next year. Sendak’s former assistant and current president...Show More Summary
Beloved Where the Wild Things author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away in 2012, but readers will be treated to a new book by the children’s writer in 2018. The news comes thanks to a discovery by Maurice Sendak Foundation president Lynn Caponera. She was going through the late author’s files and found a typewritten manuscript, […]
Last year, Maurice Sendak Foundation president Lynn Caponera stumbled across something weird while going through the late Maurice Sendak's collection of unpublished work. While she'd never heard of Presto and Zesto in Limboland, she'd found a manuscript for the unpublished book complete with illustrations. More »
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A full manuscript, complete with illustrations, of a lost book by Maurice Sendak has been unearthed in the late author’s Connecticut home. Discovered by Lynn Caponera—the president of the Maurice Sendak foundation and a friend and assistant...Show More Summary
Warning: this mystical Where the Wild Things Are baby shower will take your breath away! In honor of Megan's first baby, Shayla Hawkins Events planned a whimsical celebration inspired by Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book. The tented event turned into a spectacular wild rumpus with a green, brown, and white color palette. Show More Summary
“What a miracle to find this buried treasure in the archives. To think something as good as this has been lying around there gathering dust.” An unpublished picture book by Maurice Sendak has been found, reports The Guardian; PrestoShow More Summary
Nat Hentoff’s 1966 Profile of Maurice Sendak, the author of “Where the Wild Things Are.”
Whether you’re reading Sendak’s books aloud to children, or enjoying them alone, Jonathan Cott’s "There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak" shows the ways Sendak used them to surface his intellectual interests and the playful and sometimes serious “wild things” that resided deep in his memories.
Happy birthday to Where the Wild Things Are author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. The Brooklyn-born artist who depicted children as creative, powerful beings with rich lives and minds of their own was inspired by a number of influences during his lifetime, including painters, musicians, and other authors. Sendak was often interviewed about children throughout his […]
In “There’s a Mystery There,” Jonathan Cott — with help from the playwright Tony Kushner, psychoanalysts and art historians — examines the influences and ideas in Sendak’s children’s books.
Explanations and audio here. I'm going to listen to all of these, beginning with Maurice Sendak.