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Maurice Sendak was a children's book author and illustrator. He is most well known for his children's picture book Where the Wild Things Are which won him the Caldecott Medal. He also did several illustrations for the Little Bear book series. Born in Brooklyn to Sadie and Philip Sendak, Sendak described his childhood as a "terrible situation" because of his extended family dying in The Holocaust which exposed him at an early age to death and the concept of mortality.

Sendak's inspiration to illustrate came from watching Disney's Fantasia at the age of 12. His works are often controversial due to their graphic nature, but still have retained a good status to readers of all ages.

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