Posted by | May 8, 2012 10:43 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Maurice Sendak, author of the dark children’s book Where the Wild Things Are among other accomplishments, suffered a stroke in Danbury, CT.

…despite his varied resume, Sendak accepted — and embraced — the label “kiddie-book author.”

“I write books as an old man, but in this country you have to be categorized, and I guess a little boy swimming in the nude in a bowl of milk (as in `In the Night Kitchen’) can’t be called an adult book,” he told The Associated Press in 2003.

“So I write books that seem more suitable for children, and that’s OK with me. They are a better audience and tougher critics. Kids tell you what they think, not what they think they should think.”

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.