Beloved author Sendak remembered

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Generations of parents and children have lost the creator of the beloved bedtime story, “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Children’s book artist and award-winning author Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 83. University of Florida English Professor John Cech is Sendak’s long-time friend and colleague. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with him about Sendak’s inspiration, influence and passion for children’s literature.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/MESendakFeature.mp3]

“Where the Wild Things Are” will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

 

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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