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Wildekanisland | Children's Fiction

Maurice Sendak

Human & Rousseau

Wild child Max gets sent to bed without his supper after threatening to eat his mom. Later, in his room a forest grows and his imagination takes him to the home of the wild things, where he becomes their fearless king, the wildest thing of all. Max joins in on the wild fun but quickly bored of the new adventure and sails back home - to find supper in his room, still hot!

Wildekanisland, originally known in English as Where the Wild Things Are, is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, this iconic book has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved picture books of all time the world over.

This subtle masterpiece of story, writing, and art will keep children coming back to it again and again. 

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Wildekanisland | Children's Fiction


Author: Maurice Sendak
Category: Children's Fiction
ISBN: 9780798165426
Date Released: 15 November 2013
Price (incl. VAT): R 155.00
Format: Soft cover, 32pp

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Maurice Sendak


For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike. He has challenged established ideas...

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