From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces and phases of grief.
A group of locals from Ridgefield hope to build a museum to honor the legendary children’s books creator, Maurice Sendak. Sendak spent forty years of his life as a resident of this small Connecticut town. Both the Maurice Sendak Foundation and the townspeople have approved the pursuants’ proposal. Show More Summary
From Maurice Sendak to the real-life story of a gay penguin family, by way of grandmothers and kings.
By Maurice Sendak: “But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go – we’ll eat you up – we love you so!” And Max said, “No!” The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat […]
At 7:43 pm on Dec 28, after a lengthy standing ovation, the curtain went down on the final performance of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker before its indefinite hiatus. After 32 years, this Nutcracker, designed by Maurice Sendak...Show More Summary
- Americana Exchange has posted their list of the top 500 auction prices paid for books and manuscripts in 2014.- More details are emerging from the Rosenbach's lawsuit over Maurice Sendak's estate; the value and categorization of some...Show More Summary
THE LAST OF THE SENDAK SETS AT NUTCRACKERNutcracker @ McCaw HallYou probably know by now that Pacific Northwest Ballet has announced that this year will be its last staging of Nutcracker with Maurice Sendak’s beautiful, albeit sometimes...Show More Summary
Take five minutes to listen to this lovely interview between Terry Gross and Maurice Sendak, taped a few years ago. Great graphic accompaniment, too, by Christopher Niemann.Make sure to hear his last three sentences.
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Once again, Neil Gaiman agreed to perform a reading of a beloved children’s story for a Worldbuilders fundraising venture. The choices included Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll, Fox in Socks by Dr. Show More Summary
Via the comments to a NYTimes article on the ongoing disposition of Maurice Sendak’s estate. (I understand the Rosenbach Library’s disappointment, but it seems clear that Mr. Sendak wanted Ms. Caponera to turn his former home into a house museum and study center…. and what a perfect way to celebrate a great artist’s quirky and [Read more...]
Throughout his life, Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak made no distinction between writing for adults and writing for children. Now the courts will have their say.
The dispute centers on many of the late author's rare books, which a Philadelphia museum says are being withheld by Sendak's trustees. Also: Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy may be coming to HBO.
Maurice Sendak was the author of the beloved children's books "Where the Wild Things Are," "In the Night Kitchen," "Chicken Soup with Rice" and many more. The author and illustrator, who could be delightfully gruff (see his not-safe-for-work interview with Stephen Colbert), passed away in...
The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has sued the estate of Maurice Sendak, claiming that the estate is withholding rare books that Sendak promised to the library.
Here's Christopher Walken sharing with us Maurice Sendak's classic bedtime story. [ more › ]
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.
- Some pretty big news reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer: some 10,000 Maurice Sendak items long housed at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia will return to the Sendak estate, since the author chose not to leave the material to the library in his will. Show More Summary
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