Children's book author Maurice Sendak gives an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn., on Sept. 6, 2011. Mr. Sendak died May 8, 2012, in Danbury, Conn., at age 83. (Associated Press)

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Children's book author Maurice Sendak gives an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn., on Sept. 6, 2011. Mr. Sendak died May 8, 2012, in Danbury, Conn., at age 83. (Associated Press)