Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
Absolutely charming story. The illustrations are magical in and of themselves. This story is ostensibly about a boy who is charged with taking care of a neighbor's dog. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rayanne C. Reiner
What an amazing book I use it to teach reality vs fiction to my second graders.Published 12 days ago by Hannah
I got this for a shower gift for my great nephew. It's beautifully illustrated and I hope he will enjoy this book.Published 4 months ago by tinkerbell
Great pictures. Nice story. Where does Van Allsburg get all his idea?Published 7 months ago by Sally D. Bailey
Awesome book! My daughter loves this author and wanted this book for her birthday. Other books are great too! ThanksPublished 10 months ago by gabriela king
Arrived quickly, was as advertised...great book. The illustrations alone are worth the price, but Van Allsburg's stories are intriguing for all ages!Published 11 months ago by MOUNTAIN LADY