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Where the Wild Things are

Where the Wild Things are

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By (author) Maurice Sendak

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 258mm x 14mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 26 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0060254920
  • ISBN 13: 9780060254926
  • Edition: 25, Special edition
  • Edition statement: 25th Anniversary edition
  • Illustrations note: full color
  • Sales rank: 3,013

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Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator¿s Award, the only American to receive this honor; in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children¿s literature established by the Swedish government. After sixty years of making books, award-winning author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died on May 8, 2012.

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"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

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Fiftieth Anniversary EditionWhere the Wild Things AreWinner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the YearThe original pictures have never before been as faithfully reproduced as they are in this new edition. Maurice Sendak enthusiastically approved this remastered rendition of his art.In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the fi rst Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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