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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice SENDAK - First Edition - 1963 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 405846)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Price clipped, tears, stains and losses to jacket edges; boards with a few soilmarks; text clean, unmarked, and fresh
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Price clipped, tears, stains and losses to jacket edges; boards with a few soilmarks; text clean, unmarked, and fresh. Oblong 4to. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards; pictorial jacket with Caldecott sticker. FIRST EDITION, first printing, with Library of Congress number 63-21253 on title. In an early issue jacket with Caldecott sticker and numbered "40-80 / 1163" on inner flap. The Caldecott medal is an applied sticker, not printed; inner rear flap mentions Caldecott Award. Hanrahan A58.

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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Bookseller
Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
405846
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
SENDAK, Maurice
Book condition
Used - Price clipped, tears, stains and losses to jacket edges; boards with a few soilmarks; text clean, unmarked, and fresh
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1963
Keywords
Maurice Sendak, where the wild things are, children's book

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