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Jumanji / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.

By: Van Allsburg, Chris.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981Description: [31] p. : ill. ; 26 x 29 cm.ISBN: 0395304482; 9780395304488.Subject(s): Play -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Board games -- Juvenile fiction | Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction | Dangerous animals -- Juvenile fiction | Dice -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction | Games -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers | Children's literature | Diligence -- Juvenile literature | Success -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: [E] Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1982.Summary: Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
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CML Juvenile Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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T9445NE Nettie's trip South / T974B Bigmouth / V2175BE Ben's dream : V2175J Jumanji / V2175PR Probuditi! / V2175QU Queen of the Falls / V2175WR The wretched stone /

Ages 6-8.

Caldecott Medal, 1982.

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Considered to be one of the foremost authors and illustrators of surrealistic fantasy for children, Chris Van Allsburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1949. He received his B. F. A. at the University of Michigan and his M. F. A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. He married Lisa Morrison and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. <p> Van Allsburg's work is highly praised for the excellent artisanship of his illustrations, which often have a surreal element. His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), concerning a lost dog found by a magician, and his second book, Jumanji (1981), about a strange board game that comes to life, brought him quick praise. Jumanji won the Caldecott Medal in 1982. The Polar Express (1985), Van Allsburg's most popular book, deals with the idea that the ability to believe in things beyond one's experiences helps to keep a person young. It also won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Other books by Van Allsburg include The Z was Zapped, and Just a Dream, a story about a boy who learns to be ecological. <p> Van Allsburg's sculptures have also been exhibited at many New York galleries. (Bowker Author Biography)

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