Where the Wild Things are
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By (author) Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak
Book DescriptionWhen Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without any supper. Alone in his room, Max enters a magical world and sets sail across the sea to the place where the wild things are. The wild things roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws ...But Max tames the wild things and is made their king. Will he ever want to go home?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780370007724
(230mm x 260mm x 12mm)
Imprint: The Bodley Head Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1967
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Where the Wild Things are, Paperback (August 2015)» View all books by Maurice Sendak
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.
UK Kirkus 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)
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Author Biography - Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. Since then he has illustrated over 80 books, and has won many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. In 1978 the University of Boston made him Doctor of Humane Letters and in 1983 he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a 'substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children over a period of years'.
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