“People said, ‘Why didn’t you do Wild Things 2? Wild Things 1 was such a success.’ Go to hell. Go to hell. I’m not a whore. I don’t do those things.” ~ Maurice Sendak

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“I do not believe that I have ever written a children’s book. I don’t know how to write a children’s book….How do you set out to write a children’s book? It’s a lie.”  

Beautiful, feisty, wondrous, full of curiosity…

…and what a tasteful, fun house:

Maurice Sendak, the creative genius behind books such as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and ‘In the Night Kitchen’, is an illustrator whose work has been seen by millions of people all over the world.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.

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  1. […] Sendak, who abhored being known as a “kiddie book writer” was one of my lifelong favorites. We all know and love Where the Wild Things Are. What […]

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