Where the Wild Things Are

Picture book by Maurice Sendak

Blurb

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 in 1974; a 1980 opera; and a live-action 2009 feature-film adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze. The book had sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2009, with 10 million of those being in the United States.
Sendak won the annual Caldecott Medal from the children's librarians in 1964, recognizing Wild Things as the previous year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". It was voted the number one picture book in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, not for the first time.

First Published

1963

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Ein wunderschönes Kinderbuch über einen kleinen Jungen, der nur Unsinn im Kopf hat und damit in seiner eigenen Welt oft aneckt, aber bei den wilden Kerlen zum König gekrönt wird. Die Zeile "da brüllten sie ihr fürchterliches Brüllen und fletschten ihre fürchterlichen Zähne und rollten ihre fürchterlichen Augen" begleitet mich seit Kindheitstagen und ist mit wunderbaren Vorlese-Erinnerungen verknüpft. Auf jeden Fall ein tolles Geschenk für ein wildes Kind!

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