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Synopsis:

The Wild Things — based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he cant control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and cant always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

Synopsis:

This movie tie-in edition--complete with a fur covering--is based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay co-written with Spike Jonze.

About the Author

Dave Eggers is the author of What Is the What , among other books. He is the editor of McSweeneys, an independent publishing house in San Francisco, and is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Ann Arbor, and Seattle. With his high school students he edits The Best American Nonrequired Reading , a yearly anthology, and with his brother Toph he cowrites the Haggis-on-Whey series of semi-informative books, which includes Giraffes? Giraffes! , Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid) , and Cold Fusion .

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934781623
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fur-Covered
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 20 lb
Children's Book Type:
Fuzzy

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"Synopsis" by ,
The Wild Things — based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he cant control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and cant always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

"Synopsis" by , This movie tie-in edition--complete with a fur covering--is based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay co-written with Spike Jonze.
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