Maurice Sendak

This outstanding American illustrator and author was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1928, the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland.
Sendak’s career as an illustrator began after a stint as a window dresser. He illustrated more than 40 books between 1951 and 1962.
Where the Wild Things Are – the book that made Sendak’s name internationally, appeared in 1964, and its popularity has never waned.

Books by Maurice Sendak