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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Condition: Good


Harper and Row, 1963. Hardcover. Good. Harper and Row, New York 1963. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1963 with no additional printings. Library of Congress number present on the copyright page. Illustrated throughout in color by Maurice Sendak. Oblong boards. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, light spots, age toning. Tear repaired by tape at the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.


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Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book is about the wild adventure of a boy named Max who is sent to his room without his supper by his mother as punishment for misbehaving. Max wears a distinctive wolf costume during his adventures and encounters various strange creatures, the "wild things". Although just ten sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a masterpiece of American illustrated children's literature. Written in 1963, it was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964. It also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was an American Library Association Notable Book.

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