rachel freedenberg over at Jweekly:

Maurice Sendak is having a good year.

Nearly 50 years after his beloved picture book “Where the Wild Things Are” was first published, it has been made into a highly anticipated live-action film opening Oct. 16.

And on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco will open a major retrospective of the writer-illustrator’s work, titled “There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak.”

Although the 81-year-old Sendak made a name for himself in the 1960s and ’70s with classic children’s books such as “In the Night Kitchen” and “One Was Johnny,” he’s never stopped working. His latest book, “Mommy?,” was published in 2006.

And though he’s best known for the dozens of books he wrote and illustrated, Sendak also created the artwork for hundreds of books written by others

There’s a Mystery There,” which runs through Jan. 19, 2010, will feature more than 100 watercolors, drawings and sketches by Sendak.

Read more HERE

Its great that Maurice Sendak is doing so well with all of his work!

Have you read any of Maurice Sendak’s work? Would you go and see the movie that is coming out?