Where the Wild Things Are (Paperback) by Maurice Sendak

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About this item

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 10.06 Inches (W) x .25 Inches (D)

Weight: .45 Pounds

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 48

Format: Paperback

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: 12309741
UPC: 9780064431781
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2832
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



In this Caldecott Medal winner. Max, a wild and naughty boy, is sent to bed without his supper by his exhausted mother. In his room, he imagines sailing far away to a land of Wild Things. Instead of eating him, the Wild Things make Max their king.



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

Winner of the Caldecott Medal



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 inches length x 9 inches width x 0.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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Super fun , interesting and different! Full of colors! Kiddos loved it! They are amazed and intrigued every time!
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mamaK95 - 2 years ago
My book was a bit damaged when I got my drive up order. However, we still love this book. It’s been a childhood favorite of mine for as long as I can remember and I’m happy to pass it down to my girls.
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I loved this book as a child and was happy to get a copy for my youngest on his Wild One birthday.
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Melissa - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I loved this book as a child and wanted to pass on the tradition! My kids love this book and my son dressed as Max for ‘dress like a book character day’ at their school :)
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