Where the Wild Things are

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Red Fox, 2000 - Animals - 48 pages
Originally published in 1963, it has become a much-loved favourite children's best-seller, and an acknowledged classic of 20th century children's picture books. Maurice Sendak said- 'Max, the hero of my book, discharges his anger against his mother, and returns to the real world sleepy, hungry, and at peace with himself . . . from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustration as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things'.

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Personally, I think this book is overrated. It surely has beauty in its illustrations, the colors are adorable, it is creative. The title is also really great. But… I failed to see the characters as ... Read full review

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Very well-deserving of the Caldecott Award Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. Since then he has illustrated over 80 books, and has won many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. In 1978 the University of Boston made him Doctor of Humane Letters and in 1983 he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a 'substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children over a period of years'.

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