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Where the Wild Things are

By Maurice Sendak

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Format: Paperback / softback, 48 pages
Other Information: colour illustrations
Published In: USA, 01 January 1900

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Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things, where he is made king. Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's colour illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. The wild things, with their mismatched parts and giant eyes, manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences one of his trademarks lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination.

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Included on a list of 100 favourite books, as voted for by children, and published by the National Education Association (USA).

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

Reviews

The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous. --H." Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive. --SLJ." A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child. 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly.com" "The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous."--H. "Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."--SLJ. "A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child." 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly.com -The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous.---H. -Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.---SLJ. -A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child.- 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly.com

EAN: 9780064431781
ISBN: 0064431789
Publisher: Harper Trophy (imprint of HarperCollins Children's Book Group, D
Dimensions: 25.15 x 22.35 x 0.25 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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John Detlefs on
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One of the best childrens books ever! Has some of the most amazing artwork, this book is one that i always recommend to anyone with young kids.. just get it!
Becky Lam on
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Great book for any child who is full of imagination!
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I love this book so much. I remember laying on the grass on a beautiful spring afternoon under a tree at my very small rural primary school & listening to Mr Worry read it to us.

Fabulous story...amazing illustrations...absolute must have literary treasure for ever child!
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A brilliant book. Nearly as good as In The Night Kitchen.
Karan Frederikson on
 
I bought this book at my sons request to give to a friend who was having a baby. My son is 38 and still loves the book!
Margaret Hollister on
 
As I remembered
Cedar Hendry on
 
Love this book. Probably most memorable are the pictures, but the story is well told with not too many words. Loved it as a child, and my kids loving it too.
Mahnoor Malik on
 
Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things, where he is made king. Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. The wild things, with their mismatched parts and giant eyes, manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences one of his trademarks lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination.
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Wendy Robb on
 
It keeps the childhood memories alive, to be shared with the next generation
PETA THIERJUNG on
 
This would have to be one of the all time best childrens book ever written.

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