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  • ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

    May 8, 2012 | 8:24 am

    Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died.

    Sendak, who wrote and illustrated more than 50 children’s books, died Tuesday at the age of 83. He reportedly had suffered a stroke on May 4.

    [JewishJournal.com profiled Sendak in...

  • Artist-Writer Maira Kalman creates illustrated memoir

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When asked why she became a painter and writer, Maira Kalman, author of "The Principles of Uncertainty," an illustrated memoir, says, "I can't do anything else. I clean very well. I'd like to be a maid for the Duchess of Devonshire."

    That Kalman, who will be appearing Oct. 30 at Los...

  • A Super ‘Schmooze’ Move

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The unforgettable superheroes of comic strips became the stuff of endless Hollywood big-budget sequels. But more often than not, they began in the fevered imaginations of struggling young Jewish guys, whose wildest dreams could be hemmed in only by four panels and black ink.

    "In June...

  • Not Just for Kids Anymore

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Storyopolis, the children's art gallery and bookstore, is kicking out children next week for a grownups-only project, an Artists' Studio Series featuring the not-so-kid-friendly art created by children's book illustrators they work with regularly.

    While appealing to the 21-and-over...

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  • Storybook Chance

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The trophy-hunting editor's instructions were explicit: before leaving, take your handbag into the restroom and snag a napkin with a vice presidential seal.

    Robin Preiss Glasser, a former ballet dancer forced by injuries into a second career as an illustrator, was first intent on...

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