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ISBN13: 9780060254926
ISBN10: 0060254920
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We all hold our favorite childhood books dear, but there's a reason Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most beloved picture books of all time. Of course it's about Maurice Sendak's whimsy, his spare poetry, his imagination. Of course it's about his impeccably detailed illustrations, depicting the beauty of a night of wild rumpus and the elegant fiendishness of wild things who gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes. But mostly I think it's because underneath the boundless (yet beautifully bounded) inventiveness of Sendak's world, we see — and remember — exactly what it is to be a child.
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Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as 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 May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.

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Synopsis:

Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things, where he is made king.

Winner, 1964 Caldecott Medal

Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)

1981 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration

1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT)

A Reading Rainbow Selection

1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)

1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)

About the Author

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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cmdoduck, January 15, 2011 (view all comments by cmdoduck)
I am 29 years old and just read this book for the first time. Unfortunately for me I never read this as a child, but can't wait to read it to my own children. I imagine most children can relate to this book, the overactive imagination, getting into trouble and then going off into a wonderful world that you feel a part of and accepted in.
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lovewriter, October 25, 2009 (view all comments by lovewriter)
I picked up this book while at Costco and read it, amazed at how many memories it brought back. Such a simple storyline but one that will have a child's imagination stirring. This story is a classic and one that every child should read. Parents, please consider reading this with your child before taking them to see the recently released movie. Movies made from books are wonderful but they don't come close to the experience that comes from reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060254926
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Bedtime Stories
Subject:
Animals, mythical
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
25
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
410
Publication Date:
October 1988
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 10 x 0.375 in 16.24 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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"Staff Pick" by ,

We all hold our favorite childhood books dear, but there's a reason Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most beloved picture books of all time. Of course it's about Maurice Sendak's whimsy, his spare poetry, his imagination. Of course it's about his impeccably detailed illustrations, depicting the beauty of a night of wild rumpus and the elegant fiendishness of wild things who gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes. But mostly I think it's because underneath the boundless (yet beautifully bounded) inventiveness of Sendak's world, we see — and remember — exactly what it is to be a child.

"Synopsis" by , Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things, where he is made king.

Winner, 1964 Caldecott Medal

Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)

1981 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration

1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT)

A Reading Rainbow Selection

1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)

1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)

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