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The Wild Things

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June 2010
About the book: 
"The Wild Things" by Dave Eggers - author of "What is the What" and "You Shall Know Us by Our Velocity" - is novel adaptation of Maurice Sendak's iconic illustrated book "Where the Wild Things Are". Max likes to make noise, get dirty, ride his bike without a helmet and howl like a wolf. In any other age he would have just been considered a boy. These days he is considered wilful and deranged. After a row with his mother, Max runs away. He jumps into a boat and sails across the ocean to a strange island where giant and destructive beasts reign - the Wild Things. After almost being eaten, Max gains their trust, and he is made their king. But what will he do with the responsibility? "A life-affirming delight". ("GQ"). "Compelling, fantastical, engrossing". ("Shortlist"). "Let the wild rumpus start!". ("Grazia"). Award-winning author Dave Eggers is the editor and founder of American literary journal "McSweeney's" and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit literacy centre for disadvantaged young people in San Francisco. He is the author of several novels, collections of short stories and non-fiction works, including his first novel "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius", "What is the What" (winner of the Prix Medici and finalist of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award), "Zeitoun" (winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award), "How We Are Hungry" and "You Shall Know Our Velocity".
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