Jumanji

Jumanji

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by Chris Van Allsburg
     
 

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The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their… See more details below

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The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizare adventure of their lives.
In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startingly to life.
His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.

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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 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.
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:
9780395304488
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/30/1981
Series:
Edition 001 Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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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

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