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Iolanda Scripca is a published poet, photographer, journalist,  and translator who lived in Eastern Europe for the first twenty four years of her life, in a loving family. Her mom was a teacher, a high school principal, and a cultural promoter. Her dad was a published novelist, poet and TV producer. An unforgettable moment was her collaboration with her Dad in the translation and adaptation of a children's book by the Bulgarian author Leda Mileva. She is a graduate of Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bucuresti/Romania. Nowadays she enjoys Southern California and possesses a CA Teaching Credential from Chapman University. Ms. Scripca publishes in several Romanian-American Newspapers both in Romanian and English. "Lava Of My Soul" is her recently released collection of poems and essays which is available on her site:

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*** “Oh, please don't go -- we'll eat you up --we love you so!” ***


Blog Posted:5/9/2012 12:41:00 AM

“Oh, please don't go -- we'll eat you up --we love you so!”

  Maurice Sendak, "Where the Wild Things Are"

Rest in peace !

 “I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”  
  Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Many of you, probably, grew up with his stories and original illustrations. I discovered the "Wild Things" when I started to teach Kindergarten in a Catholic school in Southern California.... Boy, did we have a great time "taking a leap" in the fantasy world of Maurice Sendak: dressing up like monsters, acting out the story, cutting out our contoured body shapes out of butcher paper and hanging them up around the classroom :) ...R.I.P.!

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4489.Maurice_Sendak

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  1. Date: 5/14/2012 4:18:00 PM
    oh to be half as good as himm..David

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 10:48:00 PM
    the world lost someone who influenced people's life in a wonderful way... thanks for posting this blog, iols...maurice lives on in our hearts... :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 10:02:00 PM
    I heard this today, and how nice for you to do a blog on him. that movie made of his Wild Things book is a really outstanding movie for young adults and older kiddies.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 6:33:00 PM
    I wish I could be there, playing with flashlights :) Ha, ha!!! :)

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:27:00 PM
    My son loves this book. What a wonderful idea to read it with flashlights. We are doing it tonight. RIP Maurice Sendak.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 2:07:00 PM
    Maurice Sendak won several Caldecott Prizes for book illustrations too...very talented person...

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 12:26:00 PM
    A wonderful author, he will be missed.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 9:52:00 AM
    What a great idea, Michael!Grab some flashlights too :)

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 7:20:00 AM
    Remember curling up at night to read this fantastic tale undercover by flashlight and then with my children. As a testament this weekend I'm going to take my granddaughter on the adventure.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:09:00 AM
    A great loss, but he left a great legacy for generations to come...

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 1:09:00 AM
    R.I.P Maurice Bernard Sendak. Amazing to think how many kids(and adults)read "Where the Wild Things Are"! Wot an icon.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 1:09:00 AM
    You are right, dear Tracie! He lived to be 83...I am sad as my Dad was 2 years younger than Maurice and a writer of children's books...but my Dad passed away in 2002... :(

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 1:02:00 AM
    It sure made me sad to know of his passing, but what a legacy he's left with children :D! Rest in Peace Maurice, where the the wild things are!

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 12:58:00 AM
    Rest in Peace, Maurice.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 12:47:00 AM
    Sad isnt it Iolanda.. but at 83 he had a good life xxx

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