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Where the Wild Things Are

(1963)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's colour illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.

The wild things--with their mismatched parts and giant eyes--manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences--one of his trademarks--lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination.

This Sendak classic is more fun than you've ever had in a wolf's suit, giggle-stiflingly funny at times, and even manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: Where The Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-370-00772-7 / 978-0-370-00772-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bodley Head
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January 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 1-78230-004-X / 978-1-78230-004-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bodley Head
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-025492-0 / 0201560254920 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are Collector's Edition
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-226573-3 / 978-0-06-226573-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are (Caldecott Collection)
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-8124-1374-1 / 978-0-8124-1374-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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August 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-195109-9 / 978-0-06-195109-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Other
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July 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-190760-X / 978-0-06-190760-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Movie Tie-in
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July 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-194497-1 / 978-0-06-194497-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Other
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July 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-195108-0 / 978-0-06-195108-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Other
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May 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 1-4352-0892-7 / 978-1-4352-0892-6 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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November 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 1-56849-659-1 / 978-1-56849-659-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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June 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 1-55592-855-2 / 978-1-55592-855-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Weston Woods
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September 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are (Gift Set)
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-370-32715-2 / 978-0-370-32715-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books
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May 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-7353-0061-5 / 978-0-7353-0061-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galison Books
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are (Caldecott Collection)
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-88103-405-3 / 978-0-88103-405-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are Holiday Feature Edition
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-028223-1 / 978-0-06-028223-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 1963 : Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 9575881044 / 978-9575881047
Publisher: Harper & Row
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October 1988 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are (Caldecott Collection)
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-025493-9 / 978-0-06-025493-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 1988 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-606-03230-4 / 978-0-606-03230-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 1964 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-025520-X / 978-0-06-025520-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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October 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-025521-8 / 978-0-06-025521-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-89719-693-7 / 978-0-89719-693-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Weston Woods
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1963 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-590-75735-0 / 978-0-590-75735-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Where The Wild Things Are: Book and CD
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 1-78295-503-8 / 978-1-78295-503-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Fox
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January 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-443178-9 / 978-0-06-443178-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Where The Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-09-940839-2 / 0884204184427 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Fox
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February 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-943069-28-9 / 978-0-943069-28-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Christopher-Gordon Pub
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May 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-00-664086-9 / 978-0-00-664086-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picture Lions
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1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-590-03240-2 / 978-0-590-03240-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where The Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-443055-3 / 978-0-06-443055-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are (Puffin Picture Books)
Author(s): Sendak Maurice
ISBN: 0-14-050031-6 / 978-0-14-050031-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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1963 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-590-04513-X / 978-0-590-04513-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are CD: In the Night Kitchen,Outside Over There, Nutshell Library,Sign on Rosie's Door, Very Far Away
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-06-122740-4 / 978-0-06-122740-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperFestival
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March 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Weston Woods Studios
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November 1997 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are: and other stories
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-00-103420-0 / 978-0-00-103420-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 1982 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-89845-158-2 / 978-0-89845-158-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Caedmon
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1989 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are, Cassette and Book
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 0-590-60091-5 / 978-0-590-60091-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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November 1985 : Audio Cassette

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Author(s): Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 9995250497 / 978-9995250492
Publisher: Weston Woods
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