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.
I got this for a shower gift for my great nephew. It's beautifully illustrated and I hope he will enjoy this book.Published 2 months ago by tinkerbell
Great pictures. Nice story. Where does Van Allsburg get all his idea?Published 4 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 8 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 9 months ago by MOUNTAIN LADY
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. The mysterious adventure story paired with Van Allsburg's masterful illustrations is a home run. Read morePublished 10 months ago by nikongir1
The copy I received was a horribly abused old library copy. Still harshly taped inside beat up yellowed plastic this book looks awful. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lauren
This is an excellent book for reading and for teaching inferencing to students. A little disappointed in the condition of the book however, I knew it was used but thought that the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Barbara McMillan