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Maurice Sendak has passed away

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Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood.

"I like interesting people and kids are really interesting people," he explained to The Associated Press last fall. "And if you didn't paint them in little blue, pink and yellow, it's even more interesting."

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The New Yorker ran a cartoon conversation between Sendak and Art Spiegelman in 1993. You can see it here. (Even if you aren't a New Yorker subscriber.)

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My almost two year old, who happens to be named Max, loves thumbing through Where the Wild Things Are and pointing out Max on every page.

And to echo Darren: listen to the Fresh Air interviews.

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Colbert's tribute includes some previously unaired (and uncensored) portions of his recent interview with Sendak.

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According to a Ron Charles tweet, Where the Wild Things Are is 50 years old today. 

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