Where the Wild Things Are


Author: Maurice Sendak


Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. [NY]: Harper Collins Publishers (ca. 2003). Oblong 8vo, 48pp. Light tan half-cloth with full color pictorial boards. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w. (not price-clipped). Signed by the author, Maurice Sendak.

Later printing (ca. 2003) of the 25th Anniversary edition.1964 Caldecott Medal Winner.When Max is sent to bed without supper, he leaves home and journeys to where the Wild Things are. There, he tames the Wild Things and becomes their king, declaring, "Let the Wild Rumpus start!" But finally, Max chooses to go home where someone loves him "best of all." This masterpiece earned Sendak the 1964 Caldecott Medal and is as fresh and exciting today as when it was first published over 70 years ago! A book no child should grow up without. A beautiful, signed copy of this beloved classic.