Maurice Sendak –
winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.
When I first read that book I wasn’t sure about it. Now I see it as an amazing story. What made the difference?
I was a very timid, sensitive child, so when I first read Where the Wild Things Are as an adult – having not known of it until then, although it was published in 1963 – I think I was concerned it would be scary for children. It really speaks to imagination, to the selfishness of childhood and the resulting escape into imagination and dreaming. That I get.
I was glad to find THIS INTERVIEW from 2004 – Bill Moyers interviewing Maurice Sendak. I hope you will take the time to listen to it. It’s in two parts, and the bonus is that the transcript is under it so you can read along while listening.
What does this stir within you?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂
I don´t usually take the time to listen to a long interview but that was worth every minute. Thanks so much for sharing. He is amazing!
I’m glad you listened to it, Darlene. Yes, he was an amazing author with interesting insights.