Cover image for Jumanji
Title:
Jumanji
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris.
Personal Author:
Edition:
30th anniversary ed.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Includes CD read by Robin Williams.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 6-8.

AD 620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 5519.
ISBN:
9780547608389
Format :
Book

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Summary

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now in theaters featuring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.

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 for the first time.

This special edition of Jumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.


Author Notes

Considered to be one of the foremost authors and illustrators of surrealistic fantasy for children, Chris Van Allsburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1949. He received his B. F. A. at the University of Michigan and his M. F. A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. He married Lisa Morrison and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Van Allsburg's work is highly praised for the excellent artisanship of his illustrations, which often have a surreal element. His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), concerning a lost dog found by a magician, and his second book, Jumanji (1981), about a strange board game that comes to life, brought him quick praise. Jumanji won the Caldecott Medal in 1982. The Polar Express (1985), Van Allsburg's most popular book, deals with the idea that the ability to believe in things beyond one's experiences helps to keep a person young. It also won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Other books by Van Allsburg include The Z was Zapped, and Just a Dream, a story about a boy who learns to be ecological.

Van Allsburg's sculptures have also been exhibited at many New York galleries. (Bowker Author Biography)


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