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Where The Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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Summary

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.

Where The Wild Things Are Summary

Where The Wild Things Are 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.

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.

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 *
The key to Sendak's success and to the continuing hipness of his book, is that it's hero is not a good child . . . the book is, in fact, extraordinarily childcentric, a book written for and about terrible infants, the kind of terrible infants that most children really are and that all adults remain for much of the time -- David Baddiel * The Times *
This is my never-fail picture book. The text is very short, but utterly perfect, the illustrations are tremendous -- Jacqueline Wilson
Gripping, ingenious and uplifting . . . a shrewd, fierce, healing book -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *

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

GOR001231350
9780099408390
0099408392
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2000-05-04
48
Winner of Caldecott Medal 1964
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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