31 Authors Children Love: Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak started as an illustrator for another favorite author (Ruth Krauss) before he published his own works.

Our favorite:


Where the Wild Things Are may be controversial in some quarters, but it’s a favorite around here. What child wouldn’t identify with Max, at least every now and then?

Gladys Hunt in Honey for a Child’s Heart deals with this book so sensitively, I won’t rehash her arguments. (But definitely pick that book up if you’re looking for children’s book suggestions!)

Others by Maurice Sendak that we own:

 Higglety Pigglety Pop! Droll illustrations of a terrier who goes to find adventure. An unusual story.
 Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water. These lesser known Mother Goose rhymes get updated with Sendak’s lively illustrations.

And another favorite that Mr. Sendak illustrated:

You will find illustrations by this prolific artist in many children’s books. He’s even in the 1964 edition of Childcraft! (Which is where I first saw his work. I don’t remember reading any of his books as a child, but I devoured Childcraft.)

Other sites about Mr. Sendak or his work:

Do you have a favorite by Maurice Sendak?


Resources for Readers:

Dover Books
authors children love: maurice sendak

Posts may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy if you have questions about this. If no images appear on this post, you may need to disable an ad blocker on your browser. If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it on your favorite social media sites.

Comments

  1. I loved Higglety Pigglety Pop when I was a child!