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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

  • Used
  • Good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Good/No Jacket
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Printing, with Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253 and 1963 copyright printed on the title page. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at half-title page -"April '65 For Myra - Maurice Sendak". Good, lacking the dust jacket and the decorative front end paper, boards soiled and worn at edges, rear hinge cracked. Uncommon as an unsophisticated copy of this enduring Sendak classic, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED directly in the book to a child who obviously adored the book and read it countless times, much like a well-worn blanket or stuffed animal. Basis for the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze, a 1984 TV movie, and several short films. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Good/No Jacket. Oblong 4to.

Synopsis

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, a 1980 opera, and, in 2009, a live-action feature film adaptation. According to HarperCollins, the book has sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2008.

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Reviews

On Aug 20 2019, a reader said:
BEST. BOOK. EVER. I have given a copy to every child in my life (family & friends). The imagination given wings and the safety net of a parent's love. Beautifully naughty, captures the joy of childhood and possibilities.

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Details

Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
010179
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1963
Size
Oblong 4to
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Literature;

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About the Seller

Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

Seller rating:
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Biblio member since 2006
Bloomington, Indiana

About Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...
Soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...

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