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.
This was the first Chris Van Allsburg book we discovered, so many years ago that our kids now have nearly-grown children of their own. We love to share it with our friends. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Richard Stein
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 2 months ago by Rayanne C. Reiner
What an amazing book I use it to teach reality vs fiction to my second graders.Published 2 months 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 6 months ago by tinkerbell