Maurice Sendak dies at 83, author of Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak, one of the most prolific children’s book artists of the 20th century, passed away this week due to complications from a recent stroke.

Most noted for writing and illustrating the book “Where the Wild Things Are,” he also wrote over 20 other books, and illustrated over 70 more works.  Calvin T. Ryan Library is proud to own over 50 of Mr. Sendak’s works as well as several books about the man and his work.

Click here to see the library’s holdings of Sendak’s materials and please stop by the library’s main floor and check out the current display, comprised of these materials and more.