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Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak


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    $19.79
PUBLISHED: 4th May 2000
ISBN: 9780099408390
ANNOTATION:
Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.
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  • Paperback
    $19.79
PUBLISHED: 4th May 2000
ISBN: 9780099408390
ANNOTATION:
Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

Annotation

Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

Publisher Description

The story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things are has become an acknowledged classic of children's books. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

Author Biography

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where t

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where t

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where t

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where t

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for "Where the Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christianhe Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christianhe Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christianhe Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christianhe Wild Things Are". He has also received the Hans Christian An

Review

"The key to Sendak's success and to the continuing hipness of his book, is that it's hero is not a good child ... the book is, in fact, extraordinarily childcentric, a book written for and about terrible infants, the kind of terrible infants that most children really are and that all adults remain for much of the time" -- David Baddiel The Times 20060114 "This is my never-fail picture book. The text is very short, but utterly perfect, the illustrations are tremendous" -- Jacqueline Wilson 20060430 "Gripping, ingenious and uplifting ... a shrewd, fierce, healing book" -- Boyd Tonkin Independent 20050808 "A timeless masterpiece. The illustrations, the fabulous monsters, the beautiful cross-hatching, and the surreal, dreamlike narrative beckons the reader to join the adventure. The themes are perfect for inspiring discussion on confronting life's scary things, mastering your fears and being brave, letting off steam, saying goodbye, and the comfort of returning home safe and sound" Child Education 20090601 "An almost-perfect picture book stuffed with mischief, magic and meaning ... Has a haunting depth that makes bedtime reading thrilling, a little scary, but also empowering" Junior

Kirkus UK Review

Max is sent to bed with no supper for behaving like a Wild Thing. The bedroom turns into the Land Where the Wild Things Are and Max becomes king. A wild rumpus makes him send his subjects to bed without their supper before he finally returns home. No child should miss this wonderful fantasy. (4-8 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

Prizes

Winner of Caldecott Medal 1964.

The Nile Staff Review

"Let the wild rumpus start" is perhaps the best line from any book. Ever. And with the upcoming movie, this classic children's picture book is becoming known to a whole new generation of children and adults. This is a must have for the home library.

Mark @ The Nile

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Product Details

Pages
48
Audience Age
8
Publisher
Random House Children's Books
Year
2000
Illustrator
Maurice Sendak
ISBN-10
0099408392
ISBN-13
9780099408390
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2000-05-04
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Author
Maurice Sendak
Media
Book
Short Title
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Language
English
Residence
Brooklyn, US
Edition
New edition