Maurice Sendak Would Have Been 85 Today
What makes a good kids’ story?
Sendak: How would I know? I just write the books. But I do know that my parents were immigrants and they didn’t know that they should clean the stories up for us. So we heard horrible, horrible stories, and we loved them, we absolutely loved them. But the three of us—my sister, my brother, and myself—grew up very depressed people. Read On
Newsweek October 19, 2009