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Jumanji

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

26 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Good

This is a great book but we need the game hit YES if you agree.

posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A day in the jungle

This story is one that will keep children on their toes throughout the book. The story begins when a group of children find a mysterious game and decide to play it when their parents go out for the night. What the games holds in store for them is a journey that they ne...
This story is one that will keep children on their toes throughout the book. The story begins when a group of children find a mysterious game and decide to play it when their parents go out for the night. What the games holds in store for them is a journey that they never expected. This story would be excellent for third and fourth grade students because it would teach them of the different animals found in the jungle.

posted by Anonymous on November 29, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    jumagi

    Jumangi is an adventure that includes lions, pythons, and rhinos! I loved this book because you could never tell what was going to happen next. Two children find a board game that comes to life. This takes a child¿s imagination to a new level and teaches them that anything is possible. Chris Van Allsburg became interested in math and science at a young age. He majored in sculpture and later started a sculpture studio. He has written and illustrated fifteen books. Chris now resides with his wife and kids and enjoys his third floor studio. This book would be good for third to fifth graders. Allsburg Van, Chris. Jumangi. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1981.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2007

    Adventure Story

    Chris has written and illustrated fifteen books. Chris received two Caldecott Medals for Jumanji and The Polar Express. Chris was awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children¿s literature. Jumanji won the Nation Book Award in 1982 and it was made in to a movie in 1996. Judy and Peter¿s parents go to an opera, the kids are bored. They go outside, and venture to the park. Peter see something next to the tree, it is a game called Jumanji a Jungle Adventure Game. In the book, Peter says ¿`Look,¿ said Peter pointing to a noted taped to the bottom of the box. In a childlike handwriting were the words `Free game, fun for some but not for all. P.S. Read instructions carefully.¿¿ They decide to take the game home, and they begin to play. From the game, lions, monkeys, and other things come from the game. Will they stop the game or continue until the unknown? Who knows? Read the book to find out the page turning ending. This is an adventure that keeps you on the edge of your feet. The book is showing us that a simple board game can entertain us. I liked the book. The black and white illustrations help make the story that more interesting. The reading level of the book is third grade, fifth month. Allsburg, Chris Van. Jumanji. Bost0n: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Review for class

    I truly enjoy the story 'Jumanji.' The illustrations in the book are wonderful, and the story line is also very entertaining. The story is about a brother and sister who find an old board game with a twist-the characters and events in the game actually come to life! One example of this is when the board reads 'Lion attacks, move back two spaces' and a lion appears on their piano. There are many, many more of these happenings throughout the book. This would be a good book for children ages 7 and up. VanAllsburg.Chris. Jumanji. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Question

    How many pages is it any way

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Caldecott: Jumanji

    Have you ever imagined being transported into the land of one of your board games? Two children experience quite an experience as they find a board game in a park and decide to play for mere entertainment. Something is different about his game. Everything comes alive. With every move, something outrageous occurs. ¿Lion attacks, Move back two spaces.¿ The children are able to finish this amazing journey and show courage through this. The eye-popping illustrations add emphasis to this book. This book is a definite classic. I love the book and the movie. The author and illustrator is Chris Van Allsburg. He has received two Caldecott medals. One was for this book and the other was Polar Express. He once was a instructor at a school of designs. Allsburg, Chris Van. Jumangi. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Reading level: Ages 5-8

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be magically conveyed to the world inside your favorite board game?

    Jumanji tells a story about two children, Peter and Judy, who have this experience. They find game under the tree that looks similar to the games they have at home. Since they were bored and looking for something to do, thought decided to play Jumanji. As it turns out, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime while playing a game that startlingly comes to life. With each play in the game such as, ¿Lion attacks, move back two spaces¿ the players find themselves farther inside the world of the game. The children must summon all of their courage in order continue on and finish the game to the end. I loved reading this fast paced and exciting story. The riveting plot held my attention right until the end of the book. The illustrations were worthy of the Caldecott Medal. This book comes with my highest recommendations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    A good lesson to learn.

    A Loin, twelve monkeys, a snake, a strange man appearing out of no where, some rain, rhinoceros and a little dose a sleeping sickness? Can you imagine what you would do if all this was in you house? Well it happened to Judy and Peter. Judy and Peter had strolled across the street to the park to play and came upon a board game called JUMANJI. Judy brought it back to the house even thought Peter didn¿t think it was a good ideal to take something that wasn¿t theirs. They laid it out onto the table Judy read the directions as she always does when starting something knew, and began to roll the dice unaware of what was about to happen. A Loin appeared on top of the piano, they rolled the dice again, and then from the kitchen was the sound of monkeys banging on stuff. Judy and Peter knew they had to continue playing or they would never free themselves of this nightmare. Judy recalls the direction saying ¿you win when someone lands on JUMANJI¿. This book teaches two morals, not to take something that¿s not yours and to always read the direction. JUMANJI is fun book that children will find hilarious and learn a lesson at the same time. Allsburg, Van Chris. JUMANJI. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    great book

    Shawna Wyatt Book Review Jumanji Authored By: Chris Van Allsburg This is a book about children who play a board game and all of the things in the board come to life and destroy their home. The children have to win the board game to restore their home before their parents return home. The illustrations are excellent and would appeal to child like audience. This would be a great story to read a loud to children preschool through third grade. Chris Van Allsburg was born I Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 18, 1949. On a whim he decided to major in art in collage, this was a gamble that paid off he a renowned author and illustrator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2006

    A Great Adventure

    Have you ever wished you could be transported into Candyland or any of your favorite board games? This is what takes place in this book, although with a slightly darker twist. Jumanji is a delightful children's fantasy book about a board game that didn't go as planned. The book begins with two bored children trying to pass an evening alone at home. They decide to go to the park, where they happen to find a board game laying in the middle of the park. At the start of the board game everything changes for these two adventurous kids. With every phrase of the board game such as, 'Lion attacks, Move back two spaces,' and 'Monkeys steal food, miss one turn,' the two children get farther and farther into their journey. This author received his start through illustrating children's books and then later began writing the stories himself that go along with his illustrations. Both his amazing artistic work and his incredible writing abilities are displayed throughout this book. The theme of this book is courage, and this is displayed through two very courageous children who faced with an unbelievable situation are able to forge on and finish the task at hand.

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    Posted December 5, 2008

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