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Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

Toronto Reference Library

The story of a disobedient boy with a fierce imagination, Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its publication, Toronto Public Library presents a retrospective exhibition of original artwork by the book’s revered author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak.

See more than 50 works spanning Sendak’s acclaimed career, including sketches, illustrations and works on paper. The exhibition also features artwork from the Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books.

Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons is on display at the TD Gallery (main floor, Toronto Reference Library).

Plus - take a ride in Max’s boat, make a plasticine Wild Thing, hear stories and songs inspired by Sendak, and enjoy other free programs and activities for the whole family. 

December 18, 2015 7:00pm to January 30, 2016 7:00pm
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