Where the Wild Things are

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Scholastic, 1963 - Audiobook kit - 37 pages
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 MedalNotable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)1981 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT)A Reading Rainbow Selection1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf AwardChildren's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)

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Max goes on an adventure to where the wild things are. He tamed the wild animals because of their scare roars, teeth, and eyes. He became king of wild the wild things until he returned home just in time for supper. Read full review

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Max gets in trouble with his mother and gets sent to his bedroom for the rest his night. He uses his imagination to go to a land where he is a king and continues with his romp. When he starts to feel home sick he returns home where a hot dinner is waiting for him. Read full review

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About the author (1963)

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. While in high school, he worked part time as an illustrator for All-American Comics adapting the Mutt and Jeff newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. His first professional illustrations were for a physics textbook, Atomics for the Millions, published in 1947. He later worked as a window-display director for F.A.O. Schwartz while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, he illustrated his first children's book The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Aymé. He wrote his first children's book Kenny's Window in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; The Sign on Rosie's Door; We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy; Brundibar; Bumble Ardy; and My Brother's Book. He received numerous awards including the Caldecott medal for Where The Wild Things Are in 1964, the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in 1970, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Characters from two of his books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. He was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title. He was the lyricist, as well as the set and costume designer, for the original production of an opera based on Where The Wild Things Are in 1980. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers. He died due to complications from a recent stroke on May 8, 2012 at the age of 83.

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