Above: "Let the Wild Rumpus Begin"
Mr. Sendak, noted and pioneering author and illustrator of modern childrens' literature, died yesterday at his home in Danbury, CT, of complications from a stroke.
On Sendak's classic, Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963 here
On Mr. Sendak's life and work, including his 50 year life partnership with the late Dr. Eugene Glynn, a psychoanalyst, here
New York Times slide show on the author here