Children's Author Dies At 83
Great american storyteller Maurice Sendak died today after complications from a stroke.
Sendak was widely considered the most important children's book artist of the 20th century.
He wrote and illustrated many of his books including his most famous children's story "Where the wild things are."
The book was first published in 1963 and to this day is still a favorite for many children.
"It's one of the really good books, and it has lots of imagination in it," says Aarik Brown.
"Because I like monsters and I think its pretty cool how that little kid can travel to see the monsters," says Vanessa Ponce.
Librarians say when the story first came out it sparked a lot of controversy because of its dark images and story line.
Maurice Sendak was 83 years old.