Barnes & Noble.com Online Storytime October Exclusive: Legendary Author Maurice Sendak to Read Where The Wild Things Are
New York, NY – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced legendary author Maurice Sendak will read the classic children’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are for the Barnes & Noble.com Online Storytime program (www.bn.com/storytime). Beginning today, visitors can listen to this exclusive narration by Mr. Sendak of his children’s classic and celebrate the wild rumpus through his colorful artwork and illustrations.
Barnes & Noble.com will feature a Where the Wild Things Are page with a selection of monster-themed books and toys. BN.com customers will receive a 45% discount on select items, for a limited time. To celebrate the Online Storytime, Barnes & Noble stores will feature Where the Wild Things Are in-store displays for the month of October.
“Barnes & Noble is thrilled to have author Maurice Sendak reading Where the Wild Things Are as only he can. Mr. Sendak’s book is imaginative, creative and whimsical – a perfect fit for our Online Storytime,” said Rachel Jarrett, Director of Kids and Lifestyle Products for Barnes & Noble.com. “After more than 40 years and over 20 million copies sold worldwide, children are still wildly enthusiastic about Mr. Sendak’s book and we share that enthusiasm as we listen to him tell the tale of Max sailing to the land ‘where the wild things are.’”
A monthly feature, Barnes & Noble.com’s Online Storytime is perfect for children ages two through six and showcases favorite children’s books read by well-known authors and celebrities. To enhance the Storytime experience, illustrations and artwork are brought to life through pan-and-scan technology. Previous selections have included Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly read by author Jane O’Connor; Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; and, most recently, Ian Falconer’s Olivia read by SNL alum Ana Gasteyer. In November, author Jan Brett will read his timeless favorite The Mitten and in December Chris Van Allsburg will read his holiday classic The Polar Express.
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