Where the Wild Things Are

Category: Book
By (author): Sendak, Maurice
Series: Caldecott Collection
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Horn Book Fanfare
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
Caldecott Medal
Reading Rainbow Book
Library of Congress Children’s Books
New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Publisher: Harper Collins Canada
Published: August 1989
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 48
Size: 9.00in x 10.00in x 0.25in
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From The Publisher*

Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

From The Publisher*Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things,where he is made king. Winner, 1964 Caldecott Medal Notable Children’s Books of 1940-1970 (ALA) 1981 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration 1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT) A Reading Rainbow Selection 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Children’s Books of 1981 (Library of Congress) 1981 Children’s Books (NY Public Library) 100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)
Review Quote*"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive." (SLJ.)
Biographical Note

Maurice Sendak received the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He has also received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.