Maurice Sendak understood the dark side of childhood. The fears and longings of a child are many and inarticulate. Maurice found an expression for them. He celebrated the triumph of the child over the forces arrayed against the natural expression of the heart. I love his work and have done since I was a child. One of my sons is named after Max in his wolf suit.

Farewell to a unique vision. His books will live on forever.

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