Jumanji

Jumanji

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by Chris Van Allsburg, Robin Williams
     
 

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"El juego que encontraron bajo el árbol se parecía a muchos otros que Peter y Judy tenían en casa. Pero estaban aburridos e inquietos, en busca de algo interesante que hacer y pensaron que podían intentar con Jumanji. No sabían, cuando vieron el simple tablero, que se precipitarían a la aventura más increíble de su vida."

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"El juego que encontraron bajo el árbol se parecía a muchos otros que Peter y Judy tenían en casa. Pero estaban aburridos e inquietos, en busca de algo interesante que hacer y pensaron que podían intentar con Jumanji. No sabían, cuando vieron el simple tablero, que se precipitarían a la aventura más increíble de su vida."

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Barnes & Noble Staff
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395756904
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/25/1995
Edition description:
1 Cassette
Product dimensions:
2.75(w) x 4.34(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 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 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.

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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Jumanji 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
ariddle21 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book as a kid, and my kids LOVE it as much as I do! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two children bored and restless find a board game in the park called 'a jungle adventure game'. 'Free game, fun for some but not for all.' was a note on the game. Despite the note Peter and Judy take it home.Once they beging playing the game comes to life, with lions in the bedroom and monkey's in the kitchen. Although the illustrations are done in black and white it portrays the story wonderfully. The book makes you think what if this could really happen.The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, 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. He has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children'&apos 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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie is amazing! But is this a picture book? It seems like a lot of money
rr56 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Mr. Van Allsburg is a master storyteller and a superb illustrator. I like pairing books and movies for young friends of mine. Although the movie is somewhat different from the book, they make a great pair.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Number one book its so greatu should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well WHO CARES about da maney?!?!?! It is an outstanding book and movie! C'mon guys! :DDDD
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
After all these years, I only knew of the movie. Still one of my favorites. Been so long since I last saw it though. And then there's the book which I faintly remember the cover having a shelf and monkeys on it or something? Anyway, yeah the book. I didn't know at the time there was a book. Interesting read.
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This is a great book but we need the game hit YES if you agree.
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I must say that Chris Van Allsburg did an amazing job writing and illustrating the book 'Jumanji.' This has always been one of my favorites. The imagination he had to use to make this game come alive is outstanding. This book was well deserving of the 1982 Caldecott Medal. The pictures inside the book seem so real. I think kids really would enjoy the book because it will take them to a whole other world they never thought about and they will be amazed by the pictures because they look so real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jumanji is a book about this game that keeps on going until you end it.you play it and new things happen .ceck it out dude