Where The Wild Things Are

Publisher details

Author
Maurice Sendak
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
02 June, 2000
ISBN
9780099408390

Where The Wild Things Are

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Synopsis

Recommended for ages 3+.

Sendak's much-loved favourite, a best-seller and an acknowledged classic of twentieth-century children's picture books. One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins! But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.
Maurice Sendak
About the author

Maurice Sendak

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. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received 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. He passed away in May 2012.

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