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Old 05-08-2012, 07:03 AM
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Default Maurice Sendak R.I.P

Complications from a stroke

Two(Jan Berenstain) of my favorite storytellers to fall asleep to as a kid are gone this year now.

Now to rewatch his hilarious appearance on the colbert report again.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:10 AM
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In Mr. Sendak's honor, I watched Pierre, the cartoon based on one of his books. It's about a boy whose total indifference nearly spells his doom. I'll admit, I cried a little while I was watching it. (Only a little, though.)

The New York Times wrote a terrific obituary for the man, filled with insight and facts you may have missed while Maurice was still alive. It's definitely worth reading.

I also appreciate that there was an element of grim reality and the macabre in his work. I doubt we'll be seeing much of that in children's literature now that he's gone.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:12 AM
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He was quite a guy.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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He was a wonderful old crank.
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His charm and wit and crankiness will be missed
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:31 PM
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The New Yorker unlocked this Art Spiegelman strip about Sendak today, in his honor.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:37 PM
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Oh man so many great stories. And the best Colbert interview of all time.
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