The literary world is still reeling from the news that beloved children's book author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak is gone. Sendak died Tuesday of complications of a recent stroke. He was best known for his book, "Where the Wild Things Are" in which a child sent to bed enters into a world inhabited by wild things. Sendak's work was pivotal because it changed the tone of children's literature by showing children as they actually are. Children have hopes, fears, dreams, and nightmares and Sendak's work acurately portrayed all of this. Sendak's stories and illustrations will be missed but you can always learn more about Maurice Sendak and his artwork at your Milwaukee Public Library.