Maurice Sendak: Where the Wild Things Are…And a Connecticut Resident

CT Humanities | May 19, 2023


Authoring and illustrating dozens of books, such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak redefined children’s literature throughout the 20th century. His quirky characters and dark, nightmarish plots delighted children and challenged the status quo. While Sendak’s readership spanned all over the world, the beloved children’s book author and illustrator spent most of his adult life living in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Read about his childhood and career, the reception of his work in children’s literature and his legacy in Connecticut.