Maurice Sendak is a Chykovsky of American culture. But, unlike him, Maurice is an illustrator, and a serious one, who has illustrated books for children all his life. Although he didn’t like when he was called an “artist for children”. But that’s what he was, as he never forgot what a child’s world is like. “I refuse to tell them lies, I don’t take part in that madness about innocence. Adults didn’t like him at once, most of his books had been in ban-lists of the American libraries for years, but children always loved his works.