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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. "Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of de-sign, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." -- New York Times Book Review

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Overview

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. "Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of de-sign, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." -- New York Times Book Review

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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When Judy and Peter find a board game under a tree in the park, it looks like just another boring game. But Jumanji has more thrills than even a child could wish for. Imagine a lion, a python, and stampeding rhinos in your living room! The surreal story is enhanced by Van Allsburg's incredible artwork.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Thickly shadowed pencil drawings add mystery and intrigue to the tale of two children who enter a jungle adventure board game. Energized and perilous, the book is a journey into the remarkable imagination of Van Allsburg. Like the Robin Williams movie based on this book, the story is a masterpiece of fantasy.
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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547769998
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 227,169
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
  • File size: 19 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

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 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.

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    1. Hometown:
      Providence, Rhode Island
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 18, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Grand Rapids, Michigan
    1. Education:
      University of Michigan College of Architecture & Design, 1972; Rhode Island School of Design, MFA, 1975
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Good

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

    29 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    Awesome book!!

    I LOVED this book as a kid, and my kids LOVE it as much as I do! :)

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Movie

    The movie is amazing! But is this a picture book? It seems like a lot of money

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    ???

    Number one book its so greatu should read it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Wow

    Pretty expensive and i think there should be a sample for the book becaus how many pages are there how long is the book .i personally loved the movie but i wont spend $18.99 on jumanji

    2 out of 3 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 9 people found this review helpful.

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