Kickstarter nixes “Where the Wild Things Are” sequel over copyright concerns

The original book’s publisher, HarperCollins, said the proposed project constituted infringement

HarperCollins has kicked up a wild rumpus in response to an unauthorized sequel to Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”

Last month, U.K. author Geoffrey Todd and illustrator Rich Berner announced plans to publish the sequel, “Back to the Wild,” in honor of the original’s 50th anniversary. The pair launched a Kickstarter to raise $40,000 for the cause, assuring potential donors that they had been “very careful not to impinge on Mr. Sendak’s copyright,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Alanna Byrne

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