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Where the Wild Things Are (25th Anniversary Edition)(Hardcover) by Maurice Sendak

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 10.3 Inches (H) x 9.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)

Weight: 1.05 Pounds

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 48

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Author: Maurice Sendak

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 1988
TCIN: 12037852
UPC: 9780060254926
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2244
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



This special commemorative edition celebrates 40 years of Sendak's classic tale of the imaginative journey taken by a boy named Max to "where the wild things are." Illustrations.



Book Synopsis



Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.

This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. When Max dresses in his wolf suit and causes havoc in the house, his mother sends him to bed. From there, Max sets sail to an island inhabited by the Wild Things, who name him king and share a wild rumpus with him. But then from far away across the world, Max smells good things to eat...

Let the wild rumpus continue as this classic comes to life like never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art.

Mary Pols of Time magazine wrote that what makes Sendak's book so compelling is its grounding effect: Max has a tantrum and in a flight of fancy visits his wild side, but he is pulled back by a belief in parental love to a supper 'still hot. Generations have shared this beautiful picture book, and children of all ages will want to return to it again and again.

  • New York Public Library's #4 book on the list of Top Check Outs of All Time
  • One of the National Education Association's Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children
  • The top picture book in School Library Journal's survey of its readers

Maurice Sendak was also the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library.



From the Back Cover



Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Where the Wild Things Are

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year

The original pictures have never before been as faithfully reproduced as they are in this new edition. Maurice Sendak enthusiastically approved this remastered rendition of his art.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the fi rst Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.



Review Quotes



"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."--School Library Journal

"The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous."--The Horn Book

"A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child." 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly
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Estimated ship dimensions: 10.4 inches length x 0.5 inches width x 9.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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