I’ll eat you up, I love you so.

by Robyn P. Yager

One of my favourite books of all time is Where the Wild Things Are. It’s poetic and beautiful and lovely all at once. A book about adventure, rebellion, power and in the end, home life. Where the Wild Things Are is on the of the most well-known and groundbreaking children’s books of all time.

Maurice Sendak, author of the classic children’s story, was a self-taught illustrator and wrote several other stories and contributed his art and talent to other forms such as stage sets. Born on June 10th, 1928 in Brooklyn,  Sendak spoke of perpetually being surrounded by terror and fear. From the Depression to being a Jew in World War II, much of his dark fears could be found in his illustrations and artworks.

Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

Maurice Sendak dies at 83 (via New York Times)

(image via Geek Tyrant)