Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 48 pages, 9.25 × 10.13 × 0.22 in
Published: November 9, 1988
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0064431789
ISBN - 13: 9780064431781
About the Book
Max, a wild and naughty boy, is sent to bed without his supper by his exhausted mother. In his room, he imagines sailing far away to a land of Wild Things. Instead of eating him, the Wild Things make Max their king. Caldecott Medal winner; ALA Notable Children's Book; New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Reading Rainbow Selection; The Horn Book Fanfare Honor List.
From the Publisher
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
Winner of the Caldecott Medal
Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to
the land of Wild Things,where he is made king.
About the Author
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.
From Our Editors
This book holds so much sentiment and memories for folks in their
twenties and early thirties - the people just starting to have
families of their own. Who can forget the imaginative creatures and
their habitat in the dark? Maurice Sendak's
Where the Wild Things Are tells the story
of a young boy whose misbehaviour gets him sent to bed early by his
mother. Once there, he imagines escaping to the world of the Wild
Things, a place that, once visited, becomes a destination visited
many times over.
"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive." (SLJ.)