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It is always exciting when a well-known person lends their voice to a beloved story, giving it a fresh spin. In honor of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are turning 60 this year, former First Lady Michelle Obama will be performing a new digital audiobook production of the story.
Readers old and young alike won’t even need to wait long to get their hands on the new edition. The book will release Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
This is not the first time that Michelle Obama has read this story for the public. In 2016, she and former president Barack Obama read the Sendak classic during the annual White House Easter event.
“Maurice Sendak would have been absolutely delighted with Mrs. Obama’s superb rendition of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ and her strong commitment to children is much admired by us all in the Sendak household,” Lynn Caponera, president and treasurer of the Maurice Sendak Foundation, said in a statement, according to the AP.
You can preorder your copy of the digital audiobook here.
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