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Where The Wild Things Are

60th Anniversary Edition

Maurice Sendak author


Publisher:Penguin Random House Children's UK


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Sendak's much-loved favourite, a best-seller and an acknowledged classic of twentieth-century children's picture books.

Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

"The greatest children's book of all time" - As voted for by BBC's culture poll.

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief - so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.

That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room, an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are... Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins!

But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely. He realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

An anniversary edition to celebrate 60 years of Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak's bestselling classic of twentieth-century children's literature

Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books - the words, the rhythm and the design are all wonderful. * S Magazine, Sunday Express *
The greatest picture book ever written -- Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate * Guardian *

  • Winner of Caldecott Medal 1964

ISBN: 9780099408390

Dimensions: 228mm x 255mm x 6mm

Weight: 241g

48 pages