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1982 Caldecott Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1981 (ALA)
1982 American Book Award
1981 Boston Globe'Horn Book Award for Illustration
Best Books of Spring 1981 (SLJ)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1981 (NYT)
Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)
1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)
Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. Since then he has illustrated over 80 books, and has won many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. In 1978 the University of Boston made him Doctor of Humane Letters and in 1983 he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a 'substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children over a period of years'.
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