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Maurice Sendak dies
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Children's author Maurice Sendak, whose most famous work was Where the Wild Things Are, has died at the age of 83, four days after suffering from a stroke.
Random House Children's Publishers m.d. Philippa Dickinson said: "Maurice Sendak has astonished and delighted generations of children around the world with his remarkable books and we mourn the passing of such a huge talent."
Where the Wild Things Are was first published in 1967, and RHCP has said it is "currently finalising plans to celebrate 50 years of this iconic bestseller in 2013". The book tells the story of Max, who is sent to bed without any supper and who then goes on a journey through his imagination to the land of the wild things.
Sendak's latest book, written and illustrated by the author, Bumble-Ardy, was published by HarperCollins last year.