31 mei 2009

~Maurice Sendak~

Maurice Bernard Sendak is born June 10, 1928
He is an American writer and illustrator
of children's literature
who is best known for his book
"Where the Wild Things Are” published in 1963.

Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish
immigrant parents, and decided to become an illustrator
after viewing Walt Disney's film Fantasia
at the age of twelve. His illustrations were
first published in 1947 in a textbook titled
Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff.
He spent much of the 1950s working as an artist for
children's books, before beginning to write his own stories.

...Where The Wild Things Are...

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
is a children's picture book originally
published by Harper & Row.

The book tells the story of Max, who one evening
plays around his home, "making mischief" in a
wolf costume by chasing the dog with a fork and
growling at his mom. As punishment,
his mother sends him to bed without supper.
In his room, a mysterious, wild forest grows out
of his imagination, and Max journeys to the
land of the Wild Things. The Wild Things are
fearsome-looking monsters, but Max conquers them
"by staring into their yellow eyes without blinking once,"
and he is made "the King of all Wild Things."
However, he soon finds himself lonely and homesick,
and he returns home to his bedroom,
where he finds his supper waiting for him, still hot.

Wild Thing!

Although just ten sentences long, the book is
generally regarded as a masterpiece
of American illustrated children's literature.

King for a day

Supper is still hot!

Gewonnen Awards:
-Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are (1964)
-Hans Christian Andersen Award
for children's book illustration (1970)
-American Book Award (1982)
-Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1983)
-Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2003)

A feature film version of Where the Wild Things Are
is slated for release on October 16, 2009,
using effects and puppets from
Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
See more about this movie on my Movie Blog!

4 opmerkingen:

Hermes zei

One of the true greats.
Film being made of this if I remember rightly. Look forward to it.

Musenkind am Meer zei

Good Morning,

before I´m leaving home I was looking the nice film. Inspiration for the day!

Have a wild week:-)!


Marja Visscher zei

Ik was weer even bij je op bezoek en ben nog weer even in de geschiedenis van je blog gedoken en kwam Grimm en Andersen tegen. Ben liefhebber van sprookjes. Vooral die van Andersen. Van zowel Grimm als Andersen heb ik trouwens een prachtige verzameling postzegels aangelegd. Deze combineer ik in albums met oude ansichtkaarten (vaak illustraties uit boeken), eerste dagenveloppen. Heb nu twee dikke albums. Zo heb ik dat ook van Charles Dickens.
Vriendelijke groeten,

ruthie zei

Hi Anna, thank you for following! i am so looking forward to seeing this film, the book was a fave!