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Where the Wild Things Are

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ISBN-10: 0060254920

ISBN-13: 9780060254926

Edition: 25th 1991 (Anniversary)

Authors: Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak

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In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to where the wild things are. Winner, 1964 Caldecott Medal Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA) 1981 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration 1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT) A Reading Rainbow Selection 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress) 1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library) 100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. While in high school, he worked part time as an illustrator for All-American Comics adapting the Mutt and Jeff newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. His first professional illustrations were for a physics textbook, Atomics for the Millions, published in 1947. He later worked as a window-display director for F.A.O. Schwartz while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, he illustrated his first children's book The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Aym�. He wrote his first children's book Kenny's Window in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; The Sign on Rosie's Door; We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy; Brundibar; Bumble Ardy; and My Brother's Book. He received numerous awards including the Caldecott medal for Where The Wild Things Are in 1964, the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in 1970, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Characters from two of his books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. He was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title. He was the lyricist, as well as the set and costume designer, for the original production of an opera based on Where The Wild Things Are in 1980. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers. He died due to complications from a recent stroke on May 8, 2012 at the age of 83.