1963 First Caldecott Edition with Dust jacket - Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
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Title: Where the Wild Things Are.
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, no date (1963). First Caldecott Edition with matching first issue points including LOC #63-21253 on the title page. In a second state dust jacket with mention of the Caldecott Award on rear flap but still has same price as the first ($3.50). Bottom corner clipped with 40-80, 1163 and HARPER & ROW PUBLISHERS , the inside rear flap on the second issue of the DJ begins: "Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Award" and ends, at the bottom, "with Chosen Number. One/best Illustrated Children's Book of 1963/by the New York Times."
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 10 ".
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated hardcover binding with original grey cloth spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) in a good second-state dust jacket with mention of the Caldecott Award on the rear flap (chips and tears - as shown, old scotch tape on the front part - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful illustrations by Maurice Sendak.
Estimate: (USD 800 - USD 2000)
The book: Rare with the dust jacket and attractive first Caldecott Edition of Where the Wild Things Are - an iconic children's book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The protagonist, Max, is a mischievous boy sent to bed without dinner, who embarks on a fantastical journey to where the wild things are. In this imaginary realm, he encounters bizarre, monstrous creatures, whom he manages to charm and command as their king. This dream-like adventure is a metaphorical exploration of anger, rebellion, and forgiveness. Max learns to balance his wild side with the love and safety of home. The book masterfully combines visual storytelling and narrative to express complex emotions in a child's world.
The illustrator: Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American author and illustrator of children's books. He became most widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Born to Polish-Jewish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.
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