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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... show more



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 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.

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Birth date: June 18, 1949
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Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 11 months ago
Title: The Widow's BroomAuthor: Chris Van AllsburgGenre: Horror / Witches / Halloween Year Published: 1992Year Read: 2010Publisher: Houghton Mifflin CompanySource: LibraryContent Rating: Ages 5+ (Intense Themes of Witchcraft) “The Widow’s Broom” is a haunting story from the great mind of C...
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 1 year ago
Title: Two Bad AntsAuthor: Chris Van Allsburg Genre: Animals / Insects / Community / Obedience / Children's Year Published: 1988 Year Read: 2009Publisher: Houghton Mifflin CompanySource: LibraryContent Rating: Ages 5+ (Some Dangerous Situations) “Two Bad Ants” is a unique little book by...
Megan's Blog
Megan's Blog rated it 2 years ago
This book is about a little boy that is having a hard time believing in Christmas. The Polar Express picks him up and takes him to the North Pole. Once he gets to the North Pole he meets Santa and Santa gives him a bell off the reindeer. He looses the bell and then it shows up under his tree the nex...
Sara Elizabeth's Blog
Sara Elizabeth's Blog rated it 2 years ago
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is a holiday book about a boy who goes on a journey on a train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The story is one that is shared in elementary schools all over every December! Being someone who loves Christmas I plan on always having a day to read this book ...
Paige's Bookshelf
Paige's Bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
This book is a great book to use just for fun during the holidays. There is so many activities that could be done with this book as a group. The Lexile is 520L.
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