The Wild Things

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The Wild Things

By Dave Eggers; Dion Graham (Read by); Maurice Sendak (Based on a Book by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, MP3 CD, 9781433297366

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

Description
Loosely based on Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, Eggers's novel follows the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. During a fight at home, Max flees to the island of the Wild Things and becomes their king. But the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them.


About the Author
DAVE EGGERSis the editor of McSweeney s and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in seven cities across the United States. He is the author of four books, including What Is the What and How We Are Hungry.

Dion Graham, from HBO's The Wire, is a multiple Audie Award-winning narrator and critically acclaimed actor. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid, and full of life.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.