Earlier this year, the NYPL Manuscripts and Archives division acquired the papers (PDF finding aid) of the acclaimed novelist and children’s book author Lore Segal. The collection contains letters and literary manuscripts documenting her life as a Jewish refugee in England during World War II and her subsequent writing and teaching career. Among the papers is a small, but delightful, batch of items from the late Maurice Sendak. Segal and Sendak collaborated on a wonderful collection of Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales entitled The Juniper Tree, and Other Tales from Grimm, published in 1973.
In honor of children’s literary author Maurice Sendak we decided to display his books in the branch.
For your contributions to literature, we thank you.
For your contributions to art, we thank you.
For your contributions to our childhood, we thank you.
RIP Mr. Sendak - The Library was honored to present you with the 2000 Library Lion award and you will forever be remembered as creator, world observer, poignant pontificator, and memory maker.
We couldn’t pick our favorite quote from Mr. Sendak, So, for this special post, in honor of his passing, we turn it over to you - our followers. Please share your special thoughts about Maurice Sendak, his work, his life.