The book, Where The Wild Things Are, was published in 1963 and was written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The book was at first, banned from libraries until people realized children kept flocking to the book. After two years, the ban was lifted. In 1964 the book received the Caldecott Medal, and has been adapted into many different forms of art, including opera, motion pictures, animation, and musical pieces. Today it is in the Top 100 Picture Books of All Time.