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Maurice Sendak Dies; North Hollywood School Is Named After Beloved Children's Author

The writer was best known for 'Where The Wild Things Are.'

Children's author Maurice Sendak died early Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., at age 83, four days after suffering a stroke, according to the Associated Press. He was best known for his book, "Where The Wild Things Are."

The in North Hollywood, which opened in 2005, is named after him.

"We enjoy and embrace his creativity and the serendipity that he represents," the school's former principal Nancy Oda told the Daily News. "We embraced his mind for 'Where the Wild Things Are' and the colors and the complexity of it all."

See the KNBC report here:

North Hollywood School Named for Sendak Mourns Author's Death

Read the New York Times obituary for Sendak here:

Maurice Sendak, Children's Author, Dies at 83 - NYTimes.com

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