Related Program: NPR's Morning Edition Beloved Children's Author Maurice Sendak Dies By editor • May 8, 2012 Related Program: NPR's Morning Edition TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / Maurice Sendak, the well-known children's book author and illustrator, has died. He was 83. Sendak is widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are. Steve Inskeep has this remembrance. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.