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Illustration by Maurice Sendak

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Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" depicted the sometimes darker side of childhood. (AP Photo/HarperCollins)

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

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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)