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Monday, Oct 26, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Lauren F. Friedman
Philadelphia Citypaper (14 October 2009)

“Where the Wild Things Are is just 10 sentences long and almost 50 years old, but since the trailer for a Spike Jonze movie adaptation first leaked in March, the buzz has been tremendous.


Now, the snowballing excitement has led to an incredible whirlwind of Where the Wild Things Are activity surrounding the film’s Oct. 16 première. Dave Eggers, who collaborated with Jonze on the movie’s screenplay, just released his novelization, The Wild Things (McSweeney’s, Oct. 13), and Gregory Maguire, a personal friend of Sendak’s best known as the author of Wicked, explores connections throughout the illustrator’s body of work in Making Mischief: A Sendak Appreciation (William Morrow, Sept. 15).” (suggested by Dominic Umile)


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