Friday, September 7, 2012

Alison Lurie on Maurice Sendak

Alison Lurie, a scholar and champion of literature for children, and our new State Author, memorializes the late Maurice Sendak in the New York Review of Books:

"Only a few people have been both great writers and great illustrators of children’s books. In the nineteenth century there was Edward Lear, and in the twentieth Dr. Seuss and—perhaps the most gifted of them all—Maurice Sendak, who died in May at the age of eighty-three."