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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 and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short, a 1980 opera, and, in 2009, a live-action feature film adaptation. According to HarperCollins, the book has sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2008.

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