Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Paperback(Anniversary)

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Overview

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.

Introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey with this special anniversary edition. Let the wild rumpus continue as this classic comes to life like never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork.

Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in 2012. This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064431781
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: Caldecott Collection Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 865
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 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 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.
18876111 9 months ago
This is one of my favorite childhood books. The story is so much fun, and somewhat sad at the same time. The illustrations also do a great job of telling the story, especially on the pages where there aren't any words.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
I didn't read this book growing up, and maybe that would have made a difference. I just don't see the mass appeal of a boy going off and misbehaving for much of the book. He does reform by the end, and the pictures are truly wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. When I am a parent, I want to read this book to my children. It teaches kids how to use their imaginations. Overall, it is just a fun book to read. I would recommend this book to all.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where the Wild Things Are is a book that easily grows on you. I have often had a problem of getting bored of a book after reading it over and over again to my siblings and campers. However, with this book, I found I never tired of reading it and enjoyed it just as much as the children. Maurice Sendak has a great ability to entertain children through the adventurous story and fun drawings but also relate to adults through the underlying themes. These themes include self- control and using one’s imagination which can help both ages learn valuable lessons. I was able to use it as a lesson for large groups of campers in which we read the book and then went out and collected things from nature to make their own “wild things.” It was a great lesson to see them use their imagination and really enjoy it. It was a great experience for all of us and all thanks to this book.
Ronald_Savage More than 1 year ago
Wow, I remember this book when I was a kid, It was a little scary but It is my #1 classic book as a kid. I think every kid should grow up knowing this book. I am 49 years old now and I have never forgotten this book. :)
GmaAL More than 1 year ago
No way this classic will ever go out of style. It is timeless!
oldman66 More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful way to introduce the new reader to his very own first real book.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Classic read. Faintly remember this but liked it. The pictures and cover were good.. Story too.