Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1954, this classic book combines the observations of smallchildren with Sendak's pictures that carry out their ideas. Illustrations.
From the team that brought us A Hole Is To Dig, here's another romp through the wild and wonderful imagination of children.
About the Author
Ruth Krauss's beloved picture books include two Caldecott Honor Books, The Happy Day
, illustrated by Marc Simont, and A Very Special House
, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as the perennial favorite A Hole is to Dig
, also illustrated by Mr. Sendak.
In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.
He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.