Just a Dream

Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547520261
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/07/2011
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 85,522
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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 is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com. 


Providence, Rhode Island

Date of Birth:

June 18, 1949

Place of Birth:

Grand Rapids, Michigan


University of Michigan College of Architecture & Design, 1972; Rhode Island School of Design, MFA, 1975

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"Van Allsburg reaches a new pinnacle of excellence in both illustration and storytelling . . . His fable builds to an urgent plea for action as it sends a rousing message of hope."—Publishers Weekly

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Just a Dream 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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As with all of Chris Van Allsburg's books this one is beautifully illustrated. It has a clear environmental message that does not overwhelm the rest of the book.
librarian40 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book to my classsroom students for many years around Earth Day. For my grandson's birthday, I gave him the book to read and a tree to plant. He loved the book and tree. He was helping to replace the tree it took to make this book. The author is excellent and the illustrations are very creative. I would recomment this book to teachers and parents alike.
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LiodilesaysRAR More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It's perfect for anybody who is interested in saving the Earth or just wanting a good book to read. It's absoloutely brilliant!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this story in elementary and a go decade ago, I still remember the joy and magic that I felt reading this story. The illustrations are excellent, full of iridescent colors that excite your imagination. I would recommend this book!