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The Wild Things

By (author) Dave Eggers

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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).

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • 03 Jun 2010
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 014103713X
  • 9780141037134
  • 77,101

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Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including his recent trilogy: The Circle, A Hologram for the King, (2012 National Book Award finalist), and Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco producing books as well as a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) and a monthly magazine (The Believer). McSweeney's also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Dave Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of tutoring centres around the country, and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization promoting greater college access. He lives in Northern California with his family.

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