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Maurice Sendak -- More Than a Children's Author
"Maurice Sendak is probably best known by parents who have read stories by him or with his illustrations to their children and grandchildren. How much do you know about this creative genius, who died on May 8, 2012?"
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Where was Maurice Sendak born?
Where is the repository of Maurice Sendak's artwork and working materials?
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Maurice Sendak won the Medal in 1964 for a book he both wrote and illustrated. What was the title of the book?
A Hole is to Dig
The Sign on Rosie's Door
Higglety Piggety Pop!
Where the Wild Things Are
For which popular magazine did Maurice Sendak design the cover for the 1976 Christmas edition?
New York Review of Books
Highlights for Children
Sendak has designed the sets and costumes for operas and ballets. By the time of his 80th birthday, he had worked on each of the following opera productions, with the exception of which one?
The Magic Flute
Hansel and Gretel
What aspect of Sendak's children's book "In the Night Kitchen" has been controversial?
The parents are not visible
The bakers are cruel to mix Mickey in batter
The little boy Mickey is naked
It celebrates insomnia
What well-known American playwright collaborated with Sendak in his opera Brundibar?
Who directed the 2009 live action film of Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are"?
Sendak's musical play "Really Rosie" featured content from his "Nutshell Library" including Rosie, Pierre, Chicken Soup with Rice, and Pierre. It played 274 performances Off Broadway with lyrics and sets by Sendak. Who wrote the music?
Andrew Lloyd Weber
In a 2008 interview Sendak admitted to a secret that he had kept hidden from the public and his parents for 50 years. What was the secret?
He was colorblind
He took books from the library without checking them out
He pilfered change from the coat pockets of elderly relatives when they visited
He was gay
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