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Chris Van Allsburg


Chris Van Allsburg

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 won the 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.


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Books by Chris Van Allsburg

by Chris Van Allsburg - Children's 4-7, Classics, Holiday

A beautiful edition, including downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, to celebrate 30 years of the magical, timeless story about a little boy's train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

by Chris Van Allsburg - Children's, Environment, Fiction, Picture

In this 25th anniversary edition of Just a Dream, travel with young Walter on a fantastical adventure as he travels --- by way of his bed --- into a polluted dreamscape world that wakes him up to a more eco-friendly way to live.

by Chris Van Allsburg - Adventure, Fantasy

An inspired collection of short stories by an all-star cast of best-selling storytellers based on the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg’s THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK.