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Maurice Sendak, Creative Genius

“I do not believe I have ever written a children’s book.”

An awesome 5 minute video of children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Sendak is the creative genius behind books such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

When asked why he never did a sequel to Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak responded “Go to hell. Go to hell.”

I didn’t live near any famous person, I didn’t see Michelangelo go to work in the morning. I just lived in Brooklyn, where everything was ordinary—and yet, enticing and exciting and bewildering. The magic of childhood, the strangeness of childhood, the uniqueness that makes us see things that other people don’t see

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