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Where the Wild Things Are and Other Stories
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Where the Wild Things Are and Other Stories

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by Maurice Sendak
 

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Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are was published in 1963 to great critical acclaim. Brian O'Doherty of The New York Times said that Mr. Sendak's work, "disguised in fantasy, springs from his earliest self, from the vagrant child that lurks in the heart of all of us."

Where the Wild Things Are is the first book in a trilogy that

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Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are was published in 1963 to great critical acclaim. Brian O'Doherty of The New York Times said that Mr. Sendak's work, "disguised in fantasy, springs from his earliest self, from the vagrant child that lurks in the heart of all of us."

Where the Wild Things Are is the first book in a trilogy that includes In the Night Kitchen, published in 1970, "a profoundly engaging fantasy that ought to become a classic" (The New York Times) and Outside Over There, published in 1981, which Newsweek called "extraordinary... triumphantly moving."

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SLJ
Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061227400
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1 CD, 45 Minutes
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
307,340
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

Tammy Grimes, a distinguished stage actress, won a Tony® Award for her work in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and another for Noel Coward's Private Lives.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
June 10, 1928
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
Art Students' League

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Where the Wild Things Are and Other Stories 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My siblings and I have listened to these stories as children. I have a more recent copy since the older one became worn out and we now give it to our own nieces and nephews and soon our own children to listen to. The spirited voice of Tammy Grimes captures the magnificent and vivid stories of Maurice Sendack wonderfully. You'll be entranced by them and your imagination will soar. It will be something that you'll hold forever in your heart.
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