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Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are

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.

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ISBN 9780099408390
Barcode 9780099408390
Published 2 June 2000 by Random House
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) Illustrated by Sendak, Maurice
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780099408390
ISBN-10 0099408392
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Red Fox
Publication Date 2 June 2000
International Publication Date 4 May 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Illustrated by Sendak, Maurice
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 244g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 12717

Description of this Book

The story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things are has become an acknowledged classic of children's books. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Caldecott Medal 1964
NZ Review 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 20060114 This is my never-fail picture book. The text is very short, but utterly perfect, the illustrations are tremendous -- Jacqueline Wilson 20060430 Gripping, ingenious and uplifting ... a shrewd, fierce, healing book -- Boyd Tonkin Independent 20050808 A timeless masterpiece. The illustrations, the fabulous monsters, the beautiful cross-hatching, and the surreal, dreamlike narrative beckons the reader to join the adventure. The themes are perfect for inspiring discussion on confronting life's scary things, mastering your fears and being brave, letting off steam, saying goodbye, and the comfort of returning home safe and sound Child Education 20090601 An almost-perfect picture book stuffed with mischief, magic and meaning ... Has a haunting depth that makes bedtime reading thrilling, a little scary, but also empowering Junior
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Max is sent to bed with no supper for behaving like a Wild Thing. The bedroom turns into the Land Where the Wild Things Are and Max becomes king. A wild rumpus makes him send his subjects to bed without their supper before he finally returns home. No child should miss this wonderful fantasy. (4-8 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

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. Since then he has illustrated over 80 books, and has won 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. In 1978 the University of Boston made him Doctor of Humane Letters and in 1983 he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a 'substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children over a period of years'.

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