Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Paperback(Anniversary)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064431781
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: Caldecott Collection Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 229
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.


Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 406 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brothers and I all loved this book as kids. It is one of the classic books you remember reading when you were little. A story that touches you more with age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful reread. The illustrations are vivid and imaginative. Agreat bedtime story.
LuckyShamrock More than 1 year ago
Growing up this book was one of my favorites! Now that I have 2 daughters of my own, I had to buy it! So many thoughts come rushing through my mind when I read this to them. I feel like a child again and the lesson of behaving stays in my mind. Now that they have made a movie, I had to show my girls where it all started. I love the illustrations and the story line! I love this book and I recommend it to everyone with their inner child still left in them!
bka More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to hear there was a Wild things movie- I read the book to my grandkids and they love it!
MKEmama More than 1 year ago
I find it extremely fun to read a book I loved as a child to my son. He loves the play with the pages, look at the pictures, and follow along with the book. It's a classic. It will never go out of style. It's something every child should have on their book shelf.
kevinharvick29 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book for sharing with all kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Where the Wild Things Are" A book review by: Tilburg Winnington lll "Where the Wild Things Are" was a book intended for young readers, but instead turned into a must have for all ages. This amazing, exciting, and at sometimes quite frightening book brought out the joyful child within us all. "Where the Wild Things Are" isn't just another book it's a book that had meaning and a great theme to learn from. This outstanding book is about a young boy that imagines he has sailed out into the sea and finds some different friends in a other worldly island. Here he is made king of the wild things and can cause as much mischief as he wishes. Soon he grows tired of being free willed and wishes he was he was back home with his mom. I personally give "Where the Wild Things Are" four out of five stars and highly recommend it for any and all ages. I am positive you will want to read this book again and again
Hooty-Hoo More than 1 year ago
I used to read this book to my son - so frequently, I think I can still quote it all by heart. The drawings are wonderful. This book is fun to read, and I've never known a kid that didn't like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember walking to the library everyday after school. It was a late, bitter cold and rainy afternoon. I normally sat in the Children's Section of the library, because i enjoyed reading the books. Even though I was in like the 3rd or 4th grade, it still didn't matter to me if those books were not in my level. So anyway, I normally pulled out stacks of books, carried them to my own spot and started reading to pass the time. That's when I discovered this book. I was totally engaged with the book. The illustrations were amazing and eye catching. Everything was so cute and it was like you were reading a child's diary! After I was done reading it, I decided I wanted this book. I pondered over the idea and decided to read it over and over again. I never thought I could love a picture book so much! I can't wait to pass this book down to my own children some day!
Rhino89 More than 1 year ago
I'm a 20-year-old college student and somehow I never read this book growing up. A friend of mine bought it for me to help "make up for my lost childhood" and I absolutely loved it from the first page. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is really great. I can't wait to read this to my kids when I'm older. It's an absolutely wonderful addition to my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story, illustrations & themes are WONDERFUL! A must for any juvenile (or adult) library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this book since I was a little girl. Now, I get to share it with my kids. They all love the wonderful "wild rumpus!" I also recommend Runny Babbit and Pumpkin Guts. All of these books are great for sharing and they have wonderful pictures.
Snooky More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful book to read to children. My sons still talk about how much they loved this book when they were growing up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book! I think it is a good story and one that all kids can relate to wanting to do. I have always enjoyed this book and can't wait for the movie to come out in October!!!
serviceKP More than 1 year ago
No wonder this book is still so popular. Sometimes I add the little stuffed character animals near it as I think that toys related to favorite stories can help charge a childs imagination to invent their own. The illustrations really bring out the story here, as a compliment to the amusing tale taking the readers from the ordinary home and oridinary family trouble to the wild and back.
elpowers on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
Not my thing- but interesting
wendyfincher on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
This is a book about a boy named Max who seemed to get into trouble a lot. One day when he was playing like he was a wolf, he found to much trouble to get into. His mother sent him to his room without eating. Max's imagination kicked and and before long he was with other wild creatures but Max was King of all the wild things. It wasn't long until Max became home sick and decided to come back home. When he got home his supper was waiting on him and it was still warm.
Chiree on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
¿Where The Wild Things Are¿ is a story about a boy, Max, that escapes into his imaginary world. He has been sent to his room with out any supper by his mother who called him ¿WILD THING!¿ In his room he imagines a forest growing and an ocean with a boat. Max sails ¿¿in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are.¿ He becomes the king of all wild things and they all dance and play until Max sends the wild things to bed without their supper. Max suddenly wants to be where someone loves him best of all so he travels home and finds his supper waiting for him.This story is a sensitive little tale about the fantasy a child will create to escape his disappointments. Although he attempts to escape he realizes where he wants to be most is where he is loved most. The book is illustrated in a painterly media style with soft pastel colors. The visual elements include straight lines and cross-hatching creating a sense of texture. These incredible pictures earned the book a 1964 Caldecott Medal award for the most distinguished picture book of the year. In the classroom the book can be used in discussions about relationships with parents and friends. The children could draw or tell about their imaginary place they go and why. The teacher could use the subject of the boat taking them to the place of the wild things as an introduction to discussion about how great explorers in our history took a boat and traveled to lands unknown before their discoveries.
fullerl on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
'The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another...' so begins one of the most beloved children's stories. As many children can relate to, Max has gotten carries away in his play and has been sent to his room. But this is where the adventure begins! Magically, in his room, a forest grew and his walls became the world all around. Max sails to the land where the Wild Things are, and instead of eating Max they make him king. The illustrations are easily identifiable as Sendak's, with pages where the story is told simply through the artwork. The Wild Things are wonderfully horrifying and funny as they participate in the wild rumpus. Appealing to all children who have ever been sent to their room Where the Wild Things Are is a must have for every library.
Sclarke23 on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
this book is about this little boy named Max who was being bad so he had to go to bed with out dinner. While Max is in his room he starts imagining he is the king of the wild things, but then after a while he wnat to go back home so he can feel loved again. I love this book because it shows that even though you are loved by other people your family's love is stronger. The extention will be that each student has to bring a picture of a family memeber that they really love and give a presentation about it.
traveler254 on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
Great Children's book The pictures are extraordinary.
judychadwick on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
Max dresses up in his wolf suit and causes trouble. Then when sent to his room explores his anger in a magical land filled with monsters. After his anger is gone he makes his way back home.
magst on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
One of the best Childrens novels there ever was!
curiousbutterpants on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
The perennial classic of children's literature, I don't know where modern American childhood would be without Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are." The terrain of growing up would be decidedly different and far less wild without Max's adventurous journey and terrible beasts to guide and comfort. In more ways than one, I think most people look upon Sendak's masterpiece as almost an allegory for their own childhoods - savage in many ways, but still possessing at the core the kind heart and noble ways of Max. Max's emotional journey to the land of the wild things is a bumpy one, but in the end he manages to sail the turbulent seas back to the safety of his own home ¿ and his dinner, waiting for him on the night stand, still hot.
ermilligan on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
This book is about the imagination of a young boy named Max. His mom called him a "Wild Thing" because he was misbehaving and sent him to his room. He then created a fantasy world to live in where he was the king of the wild things. But, he soon realized that they didn't love him like his mom did and he wanted to go back home. It has a great lesson for anyone.