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Children's book author, illustrator Sendak dies at 83

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Maurice Sendak, the children’s book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen,” died early today. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn. Longtime friend and live-in caretaker Lynn Caponera said she was with Sendak when he died at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Danbury Hospital. She said Sendak suffered a stroke Friday night and never regained consciousness. “Where ...

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May 8, 2012
3:14 p.m.

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Sleep in peace, old friend.