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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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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.
- Raptis Rare Books (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- Where the Wild Things Are.
- Sendak, Maurice
- Book condition
- Harper & Row, Publishers
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- children's books, Maurice Sendak, signed first edition, Where the Wild Things Are First Edition
- Bookseller catalogs
- Children's Books;
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