Maurice Sendak

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E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story, "Nutcracker and Mouse King," is darker and spookier than the ballet version most people know. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A baby is snatched away by goblins in Maurice Sendak's Outside Over There. The beloved author and illustrator — who took a darker approach to children's storytelling — died Tuesday at the age of 83. HarperCollins hide caption

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Gregory Maguire (left) counted Maurice Sendak as one of his mentors. The two are seen here in October 2010. Courtesy Gregory Maguire hide caption

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Sendak talks with children about his book Where the Wild Things Are at the International Youth Library in Munich in June 1971. Keystone/Hulton Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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In this Sept. 25, 1985 file photo, author Maurice Sendak poses with one of the characters from his book Where the Wild Things Are, designed for the operatic adaptation of his book in St. Paul, Minn. Sendak died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. LS/AP hide caption

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