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FILE - In this July 26, 1990 file photo, artist Maurice Sendak signs his individual prints from "The Mother Goose Collection," in New York. Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, file)

A lost book from 'Where the Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak has been discovered


A lost book by Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are," was discovered July 6 and is expected to be released next year.

The unpublished book, "Presto and Zesto in Limboland" was found nearly five years after Sendak death's in 2012. The book was co-written with Sendak's longtime friend, Arthur Yorinks.

Lynn Caponera, Sendak's longtime caretaker and president of his foundation, found the book when she was cleaning out the late author's files.

"I just thought it was really wonderful to find it," Caponera told CNN. "It was sort of like bringing Maurice back in the house."

Yorinks said the two authors thought of the story idea in 2000 and spoke almost everyday about it.

"They were such gorgeous pictures that I thought, well, they could easily become a book," Yorinks said.

Sendak wrote "Where the Wild Things Are" in 1963. It was turned into a movie in 2009.

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