The works of Maurice Sendak remain eternally popular with children (and grown-ups, too) because of Sendak's honesty. His children are inquisitive, bright, impulsive and capable of making mistakes and doing bad things; they're also contrite when caught doing those things, and innocent of any true malice, just like real-world children. And just like in the real world, his created worlds often have a lurking menace, a sense that something bad might be out there,... More >>>