Where the Wild Things Are Now

Domestication Reconsidered

Author: Rebecca Cassidy,Molly Mullin

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 184788332X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8511

Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Now explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Now provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.

Why the Wild Things Are

Author: Gail F. Melson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017528

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 6575

This is the first book to examine children's many connections to animals and to explore their developmental significance. Gail Melson looks not only at the therapeutic power of pet-owning for children with emotional or physical handicaps, but also the ways in which zoo and farm animals, and even certain television characters, become confidants or teachers for children--and sometimes, tragically, their victims.

Where the Wild Things are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099408392

Category: Animals

Page: 37

View: 2499

Presents the story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things are. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060254926

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 4011

In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to where the wild things are.

The Wild Things

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307477569

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6364

Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his family doesn’t want him anymore, Max flees home, finds a boat and sails away. Arriving on an island, he meets strange and giant creatures who rage and break things, who trample and scream. These beasts do everything Max feels inside, and so, Max appoints himself their king. Here, on a magnificent adventure with these funny and complex monsters, Max can be the wildest thing of all. In this visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic work, Dave Eggers brings an imaginary world vividly to life, telling the story of a lonely boy navigating the emotional journey away from boyhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Where the Wild Things Are: The Movie Storybook

Author: Barb Bersche,Michelle Quint

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061656860

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 5084

Max, a rambunctious boy who feels misunderstood at home, runs away to an imaginary island where he becomes the king of the wild things.

Where the Wild Things Are: Coloring and Creativity Book and Crayons

Author: Sadie Chesterfield

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061656844

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2071

Playful artwork and gentle instructions allow fans of the upcoming live-action film based on Maurice Sendak's classic work, opening in theaters on October 16, to explore their own imagination. Includes three double-sided crayons. Illustrations. Consumable.

The Art of Maurice Sendak

Author: Selma G. Lanes

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810980630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 9944

Nearly three hundred reproductions of the famous illustrator's work over the years, including finished illustrations, sketches, penned fantasies, and stage-set designs, are accompanied by an account of Sendak's life and career

The Magic Word

Author: Mac Barnett

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

ISBN: 9780062354846

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5857

A hilarious take on what a magic word really is from Mac Barnett, the award-winning, bestselling author of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, and Elise Parsley, the bestselling author/illustrator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! and If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! When Paxton C. Heymeyer’s babysitter tells him to say the magic word, she could never have imagined that what would happen next would be a walrus chasing her, an elephant in the living room playing cards, and a full water park and moat in the front yard. And that’s just the beginning…

A Guide for Using Where the Wild Things Are in the Classroom

Author: Susan Kilpatrick

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557345252

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 9967

Includes the following features: sample lesson plans, pre-reading activities, biographical sketch and picture of the author, book summary, vocabulary lists and vocabulary activity ideas, quizzes, hands-on projects, cooperative learning activities, cross-curricular activities, post-reading activities, book report ideas, research ideas,

You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum!

Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title

Author: Andy Stanton

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1405249390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3543

You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Shabba me whiskers! It’s that bestselling and award-winning first ever Mr Gum book by Andy Stanton. The Mr Gum books are only the craziest, funniest most best books for children in the whole wide world. Good evening. Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. This book’s all about him. And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl called Polly and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there’s heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams. Have you collected all the well brilliant Mr Gum series? You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire Mr Gum and the Goblins Mr Gum and the Power Crystals Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear What's for Dinner, Mr Gum? Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout Praise for Mr Gum: ‘Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant!’ – Jeremy Strong ‘Worryingly splendid’ – Guardian NOT FOR BORERS! Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming a children’s writer he was a film script reader, a market researcher, an NHS lackey, a part-time sparrow and a grape. Today he is best-known for the hilarious and much-loved Mr Gum books, which are published in 34 countries worldwide in over 30 languages. The series has won numerous awards, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award and two Blue Peter Book Awards.

Where the Wild Things Bite

Author: Molly Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476794448

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1234

In Molly Harper’s witty new paranormal romance, a rare-book expert is delivering a package to Half Moon Hollow when her plane goes down, and a sexy vampire comes to her rescue. He’s clearly got ulterior motives, but does he want to date her…or devour her? Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield’s job description. You know what isn’t? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow…while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever. Fortunately, Anna’s dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she’s stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner—or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they’re not out of the woods yet…

Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400078998

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

View: 8739

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Outside Over There

Author: Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064431851

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5627

With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

This Next New Year

Author: N.A

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374355036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6047

A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring.

Beasts at Bedtime

Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature

Author: Liam Heneghan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022643141X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8161

Talking lions, philosophical bears, very hungry caterpillars, wise spiders, altruistic trees, companionable moles, urbane elephants: this is the magnificent menagerie that delights our children at bedtime. Within the entertaining pages of many children’s books, however, also lie profound teachings about the natural world that can help children develop an educated and engaged appreciation of the dynamic environment they inhabit. In Beasts at Bedtime, scientist (and father) Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children’s stories. From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic children’s stories. Some of the largest environmental challenges in coming years—from climate instability, the extinction crisis, freshwater depletion, and deforestation—are likely to become even more severe as this generation of children grows up. Though today’s young readers will bear the brunt of these environmental calamities, they will also be able to contribute to environmental solutions if prepared properly. And all it takes is an attentive eye: Heneghan shows how the nature curriculum is already embedded in bedtime stories, from the earliest board books like The Rainbow Fish to contemporary young adult classics like The Hunger Games. Beasts at Bedtime is an awakening to the vital environmental education children’s stories can provide—from the misadventures of The Runaway Bunny to more overt tales like The Lorax. Heneghan serves as our guide, drawing richly upon his own adolescent and parental experiences, as well as his travels in landscapes both experienced and imagined. Organized into thematic sections, the work winds its way through literary forests, colorful characters, and global environments. This book enthralls as it engages. Heneghan as a guide is as charming as he is insightful, showing how kids (and adults) can start to experience the natural world in incredible ways from the comfort of their own rooms. Beasts at Bedtime will help parents, teachers, and guardians extend those cozy times curled up together with a good book into a lifetime of caring for our planet.

Presto and Zesto in Limboland

Author: Arthur Yorinks,Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Michael di Capua Books

ISBN: 9780062644657

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 9004

Fans of Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are will love Presto and Zesto in Limboland—a never-before-published picture book collaboration between Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks, author of Caldecott Medal winner Hey, Al. This marvelous tale tells the story of two friends, Presto and Zesto, and how they find themselves lost in the magical, mysterious place called Limboland. Author Arthur Yorinks said: “Nearly twenty years ago, Maurice and I, inspired by our friendship, conceived this book about two friends making their way in a very mixed-up world.” The story indeed turns the world upside down and on its head as Presto and Zesto wander into the alternate universe of Limboland. And, in the best and most familiar Sendak and Yorinks tradition, the rest of the story is an attempt to find their way home past a jumbled cast of characters. This is the third collaboration between Yorinks and Sendak, following The Miami Giant (1995) and Mommy? (2006), and is an homage to their long-time friendship.

No, David!

Author: David Shannon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338113194

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9680

The Caldecott Honor-winning classic by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon! When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . . Over fifteen years after its initial publication, NO, DAVID! remains a perennial household favorite, delighting children, parents, and teachers alike. David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.

Wild Things

The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult

Author: Bruce Handy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451609957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6930

A nostalgic ramble through classics of children's literature explores the stories of their creators while revealing the wisdom that can be found in masterpieces ranging from "The Cat in the Hat" and "Charlotte's Web" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar.".

The Wonderful Farm

Author: Marcel Ayme,Norman Denny,Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064405567

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4400

Marinette and Delphine live with their parents on an enchanted farm where all the animals talk.