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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I loved the illustrations. - Flipkart
The pictures in this one scared me. - Goodreads
Book with good pics and an okay story. - Flipkart
My kid got super excited by seeing pictures. - Flipkart
The pictures are amazing even for a grown up. - Flipkart
I bought it because of the illustrations. - Flipkart

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User Review  - Ekaterina - Goodreads

Beautiful pictures!! Especially the one where everyone is hanging off the trees! Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

The 1964 Caldecott Medal Winner, this picture book has stood the test of time, and continues to be popular with young audiences even now. When Max misbehaves and becomes a little rowdier than suits ... 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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