The Wild Things

The Wild Things

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By (author) Dave Eggers

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 18mm | 194g
  • Publication date: 3 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014103713X
  • ISBN 13: 9780141037134
  • Sales rank: 79,949

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The Wild Things by Dave Eggers is the novelisation of Maurice Sendak's classic. Max likes to make noise, get dirty, ride his bike without a helmet and howl like a wolf. In any other age he would have just been considered a boy. These days he is considered wilful and deranged. After a row with his mother, Max runs away. He jumps into a boat and sails across the ocean to a strange island where giant and destructive beasts reign - the Wild Things. After almost being eaten, Max gains their trust, and he is made their king. But what will he do with the responsibility? "A life-affirming delight". (GQ). "Compelling, fantastical, engrossing". (Shortlist). "Let the wild rumpus start!". (Grazia). Award-winning author Dave Eggers is the editor and founder of American literary journal McSweeney's and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit literacy centre for disadvantaged young people in San Francisco. He is the author of several novels, collections of short stories and non-fiction works, including his first novel A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What (winner of the Prix Medici and finalist of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award), Zeitoun, The Wild Things (a novel adapted from the illustrated book Where the Wild Thing Are by Maurice Sendak), How We Are Hungry, You Shall Know Our Velocity and, most recently, A Hologram for the King.

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Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, How We Are Hungry, What is the What and the forthcoming Zeitoun. He is also the founder of America's finest literary journal, McSweeney's, and is the co-writer, with Spike Jonze, of the live-action film, Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Jonze and released in October 2009.