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Where The Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak

Where The Wild Things Are

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When Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without any supper. The wild things roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws .

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Where The Wild Things Are Summary


Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

When 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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Where The Wild Things Are Reviews


Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books - the words, the rhythm and the design are all wonderful. * S Magazine, Sunday Express *
The greatest picture book ever written -- Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate * Guardian *
Gripping, ingenious and uplifting . . . a shrewd, fierce, healing book -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
A timeless masterpiece. The illustrations, the fabulous monsters, the beautiful cross-hatching, and the surreal, dreamlike narrative beckons the reader to join the adventure. The themes are perfect for inspiring discussion on confronting life's scary things, mastering your fears and being brave, letting off steam, saying goodbye, and the comfort of returning home safe and sound * Child Education *
An almost-perfect picture book stuffed with mischief, magic and meaning . . . Has a haunting depth that makes bedtime reading thrilling, a little scary, but also empowering * Junior *

About 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.

Additional information

GOR001327460
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1967-01-01
48
0370007727
9780370007724
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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