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9 May 2012 - 9:24pm

R. I. P. Maurice Sendak

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Minnesota Public Radio/National Public Radio (MPR/NPR) articles about Maurice Sendak.

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=152248901

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/29/144077273/maurice-sendak-on-life-death-and...

This is the touching interview I listened to in the car yesterday:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=152286125

Saw most of this on TV this morning: Maurice Sendak's last interview with Stephen Colbert: I think this is the one, anyway.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/08/watch-maurice-sendaks-last-interview...

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10 May 2012 - 4:24pm
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Where The Wild Things Are is a classic. I loved those books as a kid and still love the art style they have to this day.

Its too bad that he's gone.

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10 May 2012 - 10:25pm
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Where The Wild Things Are is a classic. I loved those books as a kid and still love the art style they have to this day.

Its too bad that he's gone.

I could not agree more! Sad

Oh, and on another note, a first edition of Where The Wild Things Are, ( WITH dust cover) even BEFORE his death is the most valuable children's book on the market. I saw it on a children's book website, and I almost feel over. I am going to look it up later and see what the figure was. Keep your eyes open at garage sales, book sales, and thrift shops!

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My little girl told me this today. They must have been talking about it at school.

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Hope, I saw that a first edition was posted as being priced at $37,500! WOW!

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Hope, I saw that a first edition was posted as being priced at $37,500! WOW!

Yes, I remember wishing I had that in my box of books, lol. I have a box I saved and labeled, "books to read to my grandchildren," but so far I only have a grandfurbaby and she isn't interested in books, lol. We have that book, but not the first edition.

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Have any of you seen the movie they made a few years ago? What did you think of it? I thought they were stretching things a little by adding all the backstory. It was ok, but like they always say ... the book is better than the movie!

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Have any of you seen the movie they made a few years ago? What did you think of it? I thought they were stretching things a little by adding all the backstory. It was ok, but like they always say ... the book is better than the movie!

I have not seen the movie. Of course they would have to make it longer, because the book was very short. I agree that books are often, most times even, better than movies. I wonder what Sendak thought of the movie. I will probably watch it someday. I heard it was quite "dark." Is that true?

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22 May 2012 - 6:29am
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Yes it is a little on the miserable side.

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22 May 2012 - 1:45pm
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I did not enjoy the film, but bought it on blu-ray before I even saw it based on the books. That kid was just a butt in the movie and completely unlikable. I found it to not be very good at all.

One viewing and it is still sitting on my shelf.

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22 May 2012 - 5:22pm
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I can't imagine Maurice Sendak liked it. I am surprised that he gave the green light. I know they had to wait until Roald Dahl passed away before making James and the Giant Peach into a movie and that one wasn't even as bad (of course the books are always better, lol!). I think his widow gave the green light for that one, if I recall correctly.

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Yes Roald Dahl was appalled by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene Wilder) so he wouldn't let any more movies be made of his books.

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Yes Roald Dahl was appalled by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene Wilder) so he wouldn't let any more movies be made of his books.

It has to be very difficult for authors to let their books be made into movies and not have a large say in what goes on. Can you imagine what he would think of the NEW Willy Wonka? He was probably rolling over in his grave, right? Yikes!

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