Where the wild things are

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Scholastic Inc., 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 47 pages
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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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User Review  - Thabata - Goodreads

Personally, I think this book is overrated. It surely has beauty in its illustrations, the colors are adorable, it is creative. The title is also really great. But… I failed to see the characters as ... Read full review

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Very well-deserving of the Caldecott Award Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Maurice Bernard Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of three children. His parents were Polish Jews who had come to the United States before the start of World War I. His first professional job as an illustrator (while he was still in high school) involved adapting the "Mutt and Jeff" newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. He later worked as a window-display director for New York's famous toy store, F.A.O. Schwartz, while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, Ursula Nordstrom, children's book editor at Harper and Brothers, gave him his first chance to illustrate a children's book. His talents were soon in demand. He wrote his first book, Kenny's Window, in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. Sendak is noted for his zany characters and fantastic themes. In 1964 he won the prestigious Caldecott medal for his picture book Where The Wild Things Are. Although occasionally Sendak's work has provoked controversy, he has become one of the best known and beloved creators of children's books and has received many awards. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; and We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy. In 1970, he was the first American to receive the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal and in 1997 he received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton. Characters from two of Sendak's books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. Sendak was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title, with music composed by Carol King. 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 (with music by Oliver Knussen) in 1980. In addition, Sendak has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers.

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