Response to 21 Books That Terrified You As A Kid:
What about “Dear Mili,” originallyaGrimm brothers tale, illustrated by Maurice Sendak.Achild hides in the woods when warriors invade her town and gets lost. After what feels likeacouple days being sheltered by an old man, he tells her to return home where her mother is, 30 years older and dying. The mother and child then “fall asleep” together. The illustration is beautiful now as an adult, but that was the last bookIwanted read to me asachild!