In a bit of a bummer batch of news on a rainy day around these parts, it is being reported that Maurice Sendak has passed away.
Maurice Sendak, the author famous for books like Where the Wild Things Are, Outside Over There, and In the Night Kitchen, passed away today at 83. The New York Times reports that complications from a recent stroke were the cause of death. While Sendak’s books were typically marketed as children’s books, he did not like to be called a children’s author. Rather, Sendak simply called himself an author; it was merely that other people saw his concoctions of text and masterful illustration as children’s material.
So it goes. Unfortunately.