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Description - Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Sendak's much-loved favourite, a best-seller and an acknowledged classic of twentieth-century children's picture books.

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.

Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins!

But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099408390
ISBN-10: 0099408392
Format: Paperback / softback
(255mm x 230mm x 230mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publish Date: 4-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Reviewed by (09 Jun 2011)

A favourite in our house when we were growing up. I now love reading this to my own children having been given it by my brother while I was pregnant with my first.

The pictures are so imaginative and endearing and the story so special that it is one that I (just as well) never tire of reading.

While the movie based on it was pretty terrible, this book is an absolute children's classic that should be part of every child's library!

Take yourself and your children on a wonderful adventure from the bedroom to the world beyond and back.


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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