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Maurice Sendak’s Advice to Aspiring Children’s Book Creators: “Move to New York”

Author/illustrator Barbara McClintock on her decision to contact Sendak:

“‘So, I thought…well, he’d know how I should get involved in children’s books. He could give me advice, which is a little like thinking you could call Meryl Streep and ask for advice about becoming an actress. But I decided that I would call him. And I thought that I didn’t really have much to worry about, because he would do only one of two things: He would either tell me what I wanted to know or he’d hang up.'”

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