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Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.

Books by Maurice Sendak

Where The Wild Things Are
Hector Protector
Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Little Bear
Father Bear Comes Home
Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?
Outside Over There
The Moon Jumpers
The Sign On Rosie's Door
Mr Rabbit And The Lovely Present
In The Night Kitchen