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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 27th 1981
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Media Tie In
, Picture Books
I generally like Van Allsburg's books, but Jumanji didn't really capture me. I wanted more illustrations and more page turns to build tension and suspense rather than having each turn play out in one spread. The story is still good. I just think it could have been more effective if the book were for...
Genre: Animal / Drama / Suspense / Toys / Magic Year Published: 1981 Year Read: 1998 “Jumanji” is a Caldecott Award- winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and is the most popular children’s book out of all of his books. In this story, two children, Peter and Judy, discover a strange looking board...
My 8-year-old, now in 3rd grade, has been raving about this book for about a week. He scored 100% on the test at school on this one, and really wanted his brother to read it. I told him I had seen a movie with this title several years ago. It was ok, but nothing I'd want to see twice. So... he ...
Loved the book. Not a tremendous fan of the movie due to Robin Williams.
This was so much better than the movie! Love the black and white illustrations.