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Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Overview

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, 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 and 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 rum One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, 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 and 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 and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

Maurice Sendak

About Where the Wild Things Are Description

Maurice Bernard Sendak is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. An elementary school (from kindergarten to grade five) in North Hollywood, California is named in his honor. Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents, and decided to become an illustrator after viewing Wal

Data Book Where the Wild Things Are

Original Title Where the Wild Things Are ISBN 0099408392 (ISBN13: 9780099408390 ) Edition Language English Characters Max Cannon Literary Awards Caldecott Medal (1964), Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Indies Choice Book Award for Picture Book Hall of Fame (2009) (112)