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10/22/09: Maurice Sendak and the Wild Things

From Maurice Sendak's \"Where the Wild Things Are\"
From Maurice Sendak's \"Where the Wild Things Are\"

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – If you were born any time after 1963, there's a very good chance you know "Where the Wild Things Are." Of course it's Maurice Sendak's classic children's work, the story of the naughty boy Max and his adventure to an island of monsters. The scholar John Cech says that it's a book that refused to play by the rules and that is part of what accounts for its enduring appeal. The book is now a movie, and we're talking with Cech as well as NPR film critic Bob Mondello about the world of Maurice Sendak.

Click here for showtimes for Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are."

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