1963: Where the Wild Things Are
Author/Editor: Maurice Sendak
The beloved children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, was initially banned by many school libraries, but was soon found to be very popular among both children and their parents. The engaging illustrations of this wild land represent a child’s imagination, but also his anger at having been sent to bed without supper. After having essentially conquered these “wild things” and by extension, his own wild side, he calms down and returns home to find that his supper is “still hot”.
This tale of a child overcoming his feelings in a way that only a child can – through his imagination – is timeless and has been enjoyed by several generations of children and their families.