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Where the Wild Things Are

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 302,861 Ratings and 5,955 Reviews

Book Description
The book tells the story of Max, who one evening plays around his home making "mischief" in a wolf costume. As punishment, his mother sends him to bed without supper. In his room, a mysterious, wild forest and sea grows out of his imagination, and Max sails to the land of the Wild Things. The Wild Things are fearsome-looking monsters, but Max proves to be the fiercest,[2] conquering them by "stari... More
Book Information
PublisherPicture Lions
BindingPaperback (95 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages40
Publication Date05/14/1992
The Creators
About Maurice Sendak (Author, Illustrator) : Maurice Sendak is a published author, editor, illustrator, and a photographer of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Maurice Sendak include Where the Wild Things A... more
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Reader Comments
1/28/2016 Stefanie Hughes tagged as: I read

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8/20/2014 Carole Luck

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5/2/2014 Adam S Doyle tagged as: Inspired me

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10/4/2013 Kenny Cordova said: Very inspiring.
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4/12/2013 Joha Potgieter

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11/14/2012 Michael Santolini tagged as: I recommend, I read

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11/8/2012 William Yu tagged as: Inspired me

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9/4/2012 Layla Cox said: One of my favorite writers
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2/28/2012 Kate Flood tagged as: I read

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12/14/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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9/5/2011 Naomi Hawkins Rowe said: My mom read this one to me every night. I still have my childhood copy
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4/28/2011 Amalia Satizabal said: I think I read this book a thousand times when I was small and a million more since then.
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3/28/2011 michael youngman tagged as: Inspired me

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5/23/2010 Brooke Hudson

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5/18/2010 Teresa V

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5/14/2010 Heather Kephart tagged as: I read, I recommend

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4/26/2010 Eva Lopez said: "WILD THING!"
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3/18/2010 Will Strong said: About as close as you can get to a perfect Picture Book.

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2/25/2010 rose calauad

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2/5/2010 Rachel Kugelman said: This is the book that made me want to become a children's book illustrator.
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1/25/2010 Annette K

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1/6/2010 Claire Caterer said: A testament to the powers of imagination, this book is as beautiful and original today as it was in my childhood.
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1/4/2010 Nancy S. Miller Illustration said: Well worn loved book. A classic.
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12/11/2009 Katy Philby

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12/5/2009 Ronnie Kauffman tagged as: Inspired me

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11/24/2009 Carolyn Pio

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11/23/2009 Sigrun Olafsdottir

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11/7/2009 J.H. Everett said: What is there to say? It set an entirely new watermark for the entire industry. The movie was great (IMHO) and has stirred up a bit of muck just like the book originally did. Good for Jones! Read it, get nightmares if you must. But love it.
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11/6/2009 Adam Parsons

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11/4/2009 B Scherrer

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11/3/2009 Kieran Crowley said: I cheated and read this while browsing in the children's section of my local bookshop. Not as famous over here in Ireland as it is in the U.S., but there's been a lot of hype about the Spike Jonze movie, so I had to read it. Excellent.
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10/21/2009 Charles Dickey tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me

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10/19/2009 Terry David Johnson said: Classic!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/16/2009 Emily Grandin said: howl!
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10/13/2009 Joe Manzanares

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 10878
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9/26/2009 jj walsh said: We love this book - it seems to reassure our kids that even when they are naughty they are still loved and cared for. We are all eagerly awaiting the movie too, but it looks like it will only be in Japanese when it comes to Japan so we may have to wait until we can get it sent over on DVD.
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9/23/2009 Jennifer Cobb tagged as: I recommend

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9/19/2009 Donna Marie tagged as: I read

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9/3/2009 Katherine Harris said: This has always been my favorite,probably because my Mom always said I was a wild thing.
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9/3/2009 Debbie Funk said: Maurice Sendak is a great illustrator quite visionary in many respects.
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8/19/2009 Loni Edwards said: One of my all time favorites!

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8/13/2009 alanah White

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8/12/2009 Danielle Wright said: everyone's favourite!

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7/6/2009 Sher Magins said: My students loved this book! The illustrations are wonderful and the story keeps you interested.

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6/11/2009 TS Rogers said: An inspiring masterpiece.

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