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Children's nurseries were never viewed the same again, after Where the Wild Things Are was published in 1963. As a proud Max myself, and a lover of all his books, along with many others here at Apartment Therapy, we salute Maurice Sendak, his life and work. Here are some Sendak-related posts from our archives over the years:

L.A. resident Troy Vanderheyden calls this photo from the Where the Wild Things movie one of the most significant things in his home: "Saw it in a gallery and was one of five signed by the director and cinematographer and knew it would be part of the rest of my life." More: House Tour: Troy's 750 Square Foot "Crowd Pleaser" Apartment

More on Sendak's life and work: NYTimes obituary