• Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York.
• His first book was published when he was just 19 years old!
• Maurice is the only American ever to be awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, which he won in 1970.
For more information about Maurice Sendak, go to: www.harperchildrens.com/catalog/author_xml.asp
Other books illustrated by Maurice Sendak:
• Sendak, Maurice. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months. New York: HarperCollins, 1962.
• Sendak, Maurice: Higglety Pigglety Pop! New York: Michael Di Capua Books, 2001.
Other books about exploring space:
• Branley, Franklyn M. The Planets in Our Solar System. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
• Cole, Joanna. The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System. New York: Scholastic, 1992.
•• Kolaczek, Marie. Exploring Space. Ontario: Firefly Books, 2005.