"He loved it, he ate it." Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!


Today is the birthday of the late, great Maurice Sendak. Instead of a literary quote, we'd like to share one of Sendak's favorite anecdotes: "A little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said: 'Jim loved your card so much he ate it.' That to me was one of the highest compliments I've ever received. He didn't care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."

Giveaway extended: LitNuts is cosponsoring a giveaway of 34 middle grade and young adult fiction books, plus a new eReader ($350 value!). The giveaway is open to booklovers everywhere, and the deadline for entries has been extended to June 15. Enter today!   

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