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  • Published: New York : Harper & Row, 1984, c1963.
  • Year Published: 1963
  • Edition: 1st Harper trophy ed.
  • Description: [37] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 26 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 740

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0060254920 :
  • 0060254939
  • 0064430553 :


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Where the wild things are

by Sendak, Maurice.

There are currently 6 available and 1 request on 25 copies

Where To Find It

Call number: E SEN, R Caldecott Medal 1964

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Malletts Youth Picture Books, Traverwood Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books

Community Reviews

Childhood favorite

Iconic illustrations tell the story of Max, a child whose imagination takes him to a land of wild creatures. You would never realize after reading this book that it only has 20 lines. The experience feels so much deeper than that.

Such a great book

I can read this over and over and still enjoy it

Classic Book, but Not My Favorite

This is a classic book that adults often point to as one of their favorite books from their childhood. The illustrations get larger as the reader proceeds through the book, and the reader is meant to imagine that the rompus that ensues. Personally, however, I find the book a bit dull.

Not a big fan

I know that most people love this book, but I took a class in college where we analyzed this book and after that I really didn't care for it anymore. Doesn't have the best messages.

Absolutely the best

This story and the images are so captivating. Sendak captures childhood so sweetly and honestly.

Favorite children's book of all time!

A classic. Sweet, brilliant, and great illustrations.


This is a classic children's book. It has neat pictures and a basic story. My children weren't super into this book.


The book is much better than the movie.

I'll Eat It Up, I Love It So!

A incredible tale. Simply told... but wonderful in it's complexity. IT NEVER GETS OLD.


One of the best children's books ever! Imaginative!

A children's classic

The perfect bed-time story, your child will want this story again, and again, and again.

Classic! Looing forward to the film version

This is always a great bed time read for the kids at night. Great prose, wonderful illustrations, and a lesson to be shared with all children. Looking forward to the upcoming film version, hope I won't be disappointed.

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