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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

This Caldecott Medal winner is a whimsical fantasy about a young boy whose imagination transports him far away from problems at home to a land where almost anything can happen.

Max is looking for a little fun, so he dresses up in a comical wolf suit. Unfortunately, his mother is tired of his antics, and sends him to bed without any supper. But unexpectedly a forest grows in his bedroom and Max is taken away to a land of Wild Things. Fortunately, the Wild Things do not eat Max; instead they make him their king. And lucky Max is allowed to continue his romp. Will Max return to his mother and finally eat his dinner?

Celebrated author Sendak writes in free-flowing, dream-like text, which seems to mirror the organic flow of the child's mind. Children of all ages will be enraptured by this wonderful fantasy story.

Ages
3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
740L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
HCL - HARPER COLLINS
Number of Pages
48
Genre
Bedtime Stories, Classics

About the Author and Illustrator

Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak earned the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.
Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak earned the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.

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