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2. Where the Wild Things Are

In 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak, a young boy called Max is unhappy with home and with school. One night, his mother sends him to bed without dinner. Sick of it, he escapes in his sleep to a mystical and beautiful land full of forests, oceans, and waterfalls. As well as the beautiful landscape, Max also encounters strange, majestic creatures who make him their king. However, Max soon realizes that being a king doesn't fill his heart; not the way home does. In 2009, Spike Jonze made a beautiful movie based on the book. If you and your kids like the book, it's worth a watch.

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