Novelization Of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are
Hamish Hamilton, UK, 2009. FINE, new and unread book. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Limited, numbered edition signed by Dave Eggers. Number unknown as book is still sealed in publisher's original shrinkwrap. This is Dave Eggers novelization of Maurice Sendak's classic picture book Where the Wild things Are and basis for the acclaimed live-action film directed by Spike Jonze. Seven-year-old Max likes to make noise, get dirty, ride his bike without a helmet and howl like a wolf. In any other era, he would be considered a boy. In 2007, he is considered willful and deranged. His home life is problematic. His parents are divorced; his father, immature and romantic, lives in the city. His mother has taken up with a younger man who steals quarters from the change bowl in the foyer. Driven by a series of pressures internal and external, Max leaves home, jumps in a boat and sails across the ocean to a strange island where giant beasts reign. The "Wild Things" is from Maurice Sendak's visionary classic. This is an all-ages adventure, full of wit and soul, that explores the chaos of youth while Max explores the chaos of the world around him. 288 pages.