Where the Wild Things Are, Hardcover
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Introduce your children to a book that his enthralled kids for generations, and was the 1964 Caldecott Medal Winner, Where the Wild Things Are. Max likes to don his wild wolf suit and get into all kinds of mischief. When Max is a little too wild and gets sent to bed without any supper, he discovers that his room is slowly growing trees and he finds himself in the jungle. He sets sail to a far away land where all the wild things live. The wild things are fierce, but Max convinces them that he is the fiercest of them all, and they make him their king. After a while Max grows lonely and decides to set sail for home, where he finds his supper waiting for him-still hot!

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1988
Dimensions: 91/2 X 101/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0060254920
ISBN-13: 9780060254926
Ages: 4-8

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Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! 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.

Introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey with this special anniversary edition. 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 before his death in 2012. This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations.

Author Bio

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Editorial Reviews

“The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous.”
“Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.”
“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

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