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Where the wild things are

Author: Maurice Sendak; Harper & Row, Publishers,
Publisher: [New York] : Harper & Row, [1963] ©1963
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Fantasy fiction
Caldecott Medal
Paper case bindings
Illustrated case bindings
Illustrated endpapers
book jackets
Picture books
Juvenile works
Fairy tales
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sendak, Maurice.
Where the wild things are.
[New York] : Harper & Row, ©1963
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Sendak; Harper & Row, Publishers,
ISBN: 0060254939 9780060254933 9780758700285 0758700288 9780060254926 0060254920 9780064430555 0064430553 0370007727 9780370007724 0099408392 9780099408390 9780064431781 0064431789 9780060255206 006025520X 059004513X 9780590045131 9781435208926 1435208927
OCLC Number: 225496
Notes: LC copy in dust jacket and signed by the author.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1964
Target Audience: AD740L
Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
Responsibility: Maurice Sendak.


Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.  Read more...


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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 Read more...

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Great book for kids

by smitty61 (WorldCat user published 2010-05-28) Excellent Permalink

I loved this book, but my son is a little young for it.  He is scared by the monsters with their very big teeth and very big claws.  Be careful, because this is one that can cause nightmares.  It works well once kids approach 5 years old. 

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A Classic!!

by BookJenny (WorldCat user published 2009-01-10) Excellent Permalink

This book is a classic the adventure of Max and the land of the wild things will live in my heart I read it when I was little and read it to my children today.

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