For fifty years, children have roared their terrible roars with Max and the wild things. And now, using state-of-the-art technology, this fiftieth anniversary edition of Where the Wild Things Arereproduces the book's artwork more faithfully than it has ever been reproduced before. Maurice Sendak himself enthusiastically approved these impressive new reproductions.
You will want a copy of the fiftieth anniversary edition even if you already have the book at home. It's perfect for lifelong fans and for kids who are just discovering the magic of Sendak's books.
Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, making him the only American ever to receive this honor; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and the 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.
After sixty years of making books, Maurice Sendak died on May 8, 2012.
“The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous.” -The Horn Book
“Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.” -School Library Journal
“A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child.” 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds -Brightly