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Description - Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The original and much-loved children's classic, a best seller since 1967

The story of Max, who is so naughty when he wears his wolf suit that he's sent to bed without any supper. In the night, a fantastic world of forests and seas appears in Max's bedroom, and he sails away to the land where the Wild Things are and becomes their king. With illustrations by the author, Maurice Sendak, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE won the Caldecott Medal in 1964.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780370007724
ISBN-10: 0370007727
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 260mm x 12mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Bodley Head Children's Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1967
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received 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. He passed away in May 2012.

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