England: Author. [Maurice Sendak]. Original. Pictorial postcard of twin wax dolls, about 1850, Bethnal Green Museum: Postcard Signed: postcard with two British stamps (5d. & 4d. bearing likenesses of Queen Elizabeth II / Air Mail ), to Herb Hosmer / Racketty-Packetty House / South Lancaster / Massachusetts; signed "Regards from petit Soldat! Maurice" Very Good +. Item #250
"So far everything has been too exciting - it seems my Wild Things has caused quite a sensation & I'm busy from morning to night. I'm beat - but it's great fun..."
This letter also deals with receiving a pamphlet on doll houses and Sendak's visits to Windsor and Hampton Court.
Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928 – 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.
He won practically every award for illustrating children's books; most notably: the Caldecott Medal from the ALA as illustrator of "the most distinguished American picture book for children", Where the Wild Things Are, 1964 (Sendak was also one of the Caldecott runners-up seven times from 1954 to 1982, more than any other illustrator. Also, the National Book Award in category Picture Books for Outside Over There, 1982.
Slight crinkle to postcard, else Fine.