Waiting for the Wild Things

Everyone seems to be buzzing about the Spike Jones movie Where the Wild Things Are, based of course on the beloved picture book by Maurice Sendak. Sendak shared the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award with Austrian author Christine Nöstlinger  in 2003. 

In Sweden (where the Award Office and its employees live) the premiere has been delayed several times. But now finally, we are hoping to be able to go see it on January 29. Until then, we settle for re-reading the original, and stealing a peek at the trailer every now and then.

Over at our website, you can find lots of other tips on great books by Maurice Sendak. Also, you can find a reader’s guide to Where the Wild Things Are by Ulla Rhedin – professor of children’s literature and memeber of the award jury (unfortunately the reader’s guides are only available in Swedish – so far).

Have you seen the movie yet? What are your thoughts?

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