Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition

Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition

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by Chris Van Allsburg
     
 

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Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.
Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the

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Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.
Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen.
This special edition of Jumanji contains a CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." The New York Times
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink and Marilyn Courtot
Thickly shadowed pencil drawings add mystery and intrigue to the tale of two children who enter a jungle adventure board game called Jumanji. "Peter and Judy are part of an exciting tale in which volcanoes, stampeding rhinoceros, monsoons and more come to life." They read in the instructions that "Once a game of Jumanji is started it will not be over until one player reaches the golden city." The children manage to end the game and quickly pack it up and take it out to the park where it is picked up by two brothers. The story is open ended and just begs for a sequel. As one reviewer noted "Energized and perilous, the book is a journey into the remarkable imagination of Van Allsburg" and it won him a Caldecott Medal. This 30th anniversary edition comes with a CD by Robin Williams who was the star of the 1996 movie based on this masterpiece of fantasy. Reviewer: Deborah Zink and Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547608389
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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From the Publisher
"Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." The New York Times

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Providence, Rhode Island
Date of Birth:
June 18, 1949
Place of Birth:
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Education:
University of Michigan College of Architecture & Design, 1972; Rhode Island School of Design, MFA, 1975
Website:
http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com

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