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Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Where The Wild Things Are

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1967
ISBN: 9780370007724
Number Of Pages: 48

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Where the Wild Things Are is screening as a feature film this December in Australia, so take the opportunity to revisit the children's picture book where the story first began.

First published in 1963 Where the Wild Things Are has resonated with children around the world for generations. The story has not lost an ounce of its appeal, charm or relevance, the illustrations are as fresh and captivating as on the day they were first published and Max remains one of the great heroes of children's picture books.

There are three certainties for December 09 - the film Where the Wild Things Are will be a hit with children as old as 90, the book Where the Wild Things Are will hit the bestseller list, and there will be newborn babies the world over named Max.

Reviewed by Kate Mayes, Booktopia Buzz Editor

Product Description

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.

Industry Reviews

"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 Riddell, Children's Laureate * Guardian * "Gripping, ingenious and uplifting . . . a shrewd, fierce, healing book" -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * "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 * "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 *

ISBN: 9780370007724
ISBN-10: 0370007727
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st March 1967
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 23.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition

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