'Where Wild Things Are' author dies

Associated Press
FILE - In this Sept. 6 2011 file photo, children's book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn.  Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are,"  died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

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Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen," died early May 8. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn.

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