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Where the Wild Things Are

Written & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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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.

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  • “and it was still warm.”

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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I really love this book! I have a copy from when my children were little and I have copies for each of their households when collecting children’s books starts to be relevant. Over the years I have heard of some of the criticism people have addressed toward this book but none of it has really resonated with me. Sendak’s story and illustrations appeal to children in the same way that fairy tales do—none of those is mild and sweet. For children, the world is really black and white, and filled with extremes; either everything is fantastic, or it is terrible. Children can relate to Max, having all experienced that separation from vigorous activity to solitude, with imaginations still running wild. It is excellent that Max is not afraid of the monsters, being master of his imaginary world, and fitting that when he has finished his adventures he returns to the safety and security of home.

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Who Wrote Where the Wild Things Are

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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780060254926
Publication Date:
November 9, 1963
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2003267890
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
237086152
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0060254920
Lexile:
AD740L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
5499
ATOS Book Level:
3.4
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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