“Let the wild rumpus start!”: Where the Wild Things Are; Signed by Maurice Sendak

  • Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Where the Wild Things Are.

Where the Wild Things Are.


Item Number: 3103

New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1963.

First edition of the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic. Oblong quarto, original illustrated paper covered boards. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled and children reveled. Reaching back into his own Brooklyn childhood, Sendak created the enduring child-hero Max, who overcomes his fears and achieves catharsis in a colorful fantasy tableau. The book was awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association" (NYPL Books of the Century 212).

Ask a Question