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The 1963 illustrated children's book by Maurice Sendak tells the story of a rambunctious Max who, after misbehaving, is sent to bed without dinner. The story explores Max's feelings, from pain and anger at being admonished through realization and understanding as to why, and eventually reconciliation. The underlying theme of the story is that of undying storgic affinity between Max and his family.

Upset at being reprimanded, Max's active imagination concocts an island where he can run away to and rule, where his anger and frustration empowers him. While there he plays with the native inhabitants, a group of giant, human-animal chimeras. After partaking in as much debauchery to which an eight-year-old is apt, Max begins to grow weary of the lawless revelry. Eventually Max grows sad, longing for his family.