The children’s book Where the Wild Things Are was a poignant and vital part of my childhood reading collection. Even to this day, I find the story to be grippingly beautiful and a wonderful reminder of the power of the imagination. It therefore grieves me to say that this book’s beloved author, Maurice Sendak, has passed away at the age of 83. The New York Times has featured this article detailing his work and the great impact he had, and continues to have, on children’s literature. R.I.P Mr. Sendak, I hope you are dancing somewhere where the Wild Things are!