A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Designed by Atha Tehon. Caldecott Medal, 1964; Best Illustration Children's Book of 1963 by The New York Times.
Tehon Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Susan Tehon. Tehon Collection copy: dust jacket retained. Tehon Collection copy has second issue dust jacket with Caldecott Medal sticker on front cover; front flap has price of $3.95 at top and "40-80 1163 at bottom; back flap has "Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Award with three paragraph biography of Maurice Sendak. Tehon Collection copy is first edition.