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Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Very Good +
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About This Item

New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1963. Pictorial boards. Very Good +. Maurice Sendak. A crisp, surprisingly well-preserved copy of the 1963 correct 1st edition, with the olive green/gray cloth spine, the Library of Congress # AND the 1963 copyright on the title page. Bright and VG+ to Near Fine in its Sendak-illustrated boards, with one small name and date at the front free endpaper. Otherwise, clean as could be and legitimatley approaching Near Fine to Fine. Oblong quarto, wonderfully illustrated throughout by the great maestro. Lacking the dustjacket.

Synopsis

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short, a 1980 opera, and, in 2009, a live-action feature film adaptation. According to HarperCollins, the book has sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2008.

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On Aug 20 2019, a reader said:
BEST. BOOK. EVER. I have given a copy to every child in my life (family & friends). The imagination given wings and the safety net of a parent's love. Beautifully naughty, captures the joy of childhood and possibilities.

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Details

Bookseller
Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
18812
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Maurice Sendak
Illustrator
Maurice Sendak
Format/Binding
Pictorial boards
Book Condition
Used - Very Good +
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper and Row Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1963
Keywords
rare children's books, rare Maurice Sendak
Bookseller catalogs
Childrens;

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Appledore Books, ABAA

Seller rating:
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Waccabuc, New York

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