Renowned author and illustrator Maurice Sendak would have turned 85 today. Google has marked his birthday by devoting an epic doodle to him honouring his best-selling books including Where the Wild Things Are. The animation contains illustrations that march and dance through various scenes – worth a watch on your tea break. During his life, Maurice illustrated more than 100 books but sadly died last year at the age of 83.
One of our very own authors, Eileen Younghusband was fortunate enough to meet Maurice when he was working as the designer on an opera performed at the Glyndebourne Festival, “I got to know him very well and he wrote a delightful greeting and an original sketch for me...”
Eileen recounts more of her meetings with Maurice and other famous men in her upcoming book Men I Have Known which is available for pre-order now: www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/menihaveknown