Where the Wild Things Are

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Harper Collins, Nov 9, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 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 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)

 

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Summary: This book tells the story of a little boy named Max who was sent to bed with no supper because he was acting wild. In his room he fell asleep and he dreamt that his bedroom had turned into a ... Read full review

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Summary: It a story about a little boy named Max. After Max's mother sends him to bed without dinner, Max falls asleep and his room immediately transforms into a moonlit forrest surrounded by a vast ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

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.

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