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Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Where The Wild Things Are is a great story that involves a child's imagination. It was written in 1963. It is about a young boy named Max who has a "wild" imagination. Max keeps making mischief and his mother calls him a "wild thing" and sends him to bed without supper. While max is in his room, a "wild imagination" takes place. Max's room turns into a jungle where he then sails away on the ocean that leads him to a land filled with "wild things". Max becomes king of the wild things and after having an adventurous night, Max gets hungry and becomes lonely and wishes to return home. When Max arrives at his house, he has supper waiting for him. 

This text could be used for grades 1-3 to implement cause and effect, point of view, punctuation, characters, etc.