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Where the wild things are / story and pictures by Maurice Sendak.

By: Sendak, Maurice, 1928-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Bodley Head, 1975Edition: New ed.Description: [40]p : chiefly col ill ; 24x26cm.ISBN: 0370007727; 9780099408390 (pbk.); 9780370007724.Subject(s): Children's stories | Premiers' Reading Challenge : P-2DDC classification: 823.91J
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Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Classics Collection – Children's
Picture Book S Available IA2027390
Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Classics Collection – Children's
Picture Book S Issued 28/12/2019 IA2027391
Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Classics Collection – Children's
Picture Book S Issued 21/12/2019 IA2027392
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Classics Collection – Children's
Picture Book S Issued 02/12/2019 IA2027389
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Picture Book S Available IA1662198
Junior Deer Park Library
Picture Book S Available IA1662172
Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Picture Book S Available IA0338772
Junior Sydenham Library
Picture Book S Available I8006929
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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* This simply written but subtle book became a classic not only because it legitimized children's angry feelings and their ability to use their imaginations to deal with those feelings but also because it showed punishment and love coexisting in a parent-child relationship. When mischievous Max, wearing his wolf suit, romps around the house and drives his mother to distraction, she calls him Wild Thing and sends him to bed without his supper. But in the quiet of his room, a forest grows, where claw-footed monsters with horns, Wild Things just like Max, lurk and leap. Max joins their wild rumpus and is made king of all wild things, but still he misses his home. When he finally returns, he discovers his supper waiting, and it is still hot. Where the Wild Things Are, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964, has never gone out of print and is now available in several editions including paperback and a twenty-fifth anniversary remastered version. The year 2008 is sure to bring even more attention to this beloved children's book: Dave Eggers will publish an adult novel based on the 338-word story at the same time that a combination live-action and animatronic movie, scripted by Eggers and directed by Spike Jonze, is released. How Jonze will translate Sendak's exceptional crossed-hatched-watercolor artwork to the screen remains to be seen.--Zvirin, Stephanie Copyright 2007 Booklist

Horn Book Review

This fortieth-anniversary edition of the beloved Caldecott-medal-winning book is a reissue of the 1988 edition, which was reprinted from new engravings made from the original art. From HORN BOOK Fall 2003, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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