Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) revolutionized children's books by leaving in what so many before have left out. He is famed for his book Where the Wild Things Are' which describes anger and the darker things of childhood. Sendak also created costumes for theatre and collaborated with singer, Carole King on the musical, Really Rosie. There is more about his life and work on the Guardian website, which includes a tribute by Neil Gaiman.
'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. Cover image published by HarperCollins.