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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi - Chris Van Allsburg
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place -- where strange topiary trees loomed -- the evil visage of... show more
Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place -- where strange topiary trees loomed -- the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow. And even after Alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful images that will continue to haunt readers long after they have left the enchanted garden of Abdul Gasazi.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780395278048 (039527804X)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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A Little of the Book Life
A Little of the Book Life rated it
4.0
Love the illustrations! It's true to the adult mind vs the child's mind; children are quick to believe the unbelievable.
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0
This is a bit like the black & white/non-Christmas version of The Polar Express. You have a pragmatic, but curious little boy who finds himself wisked away into a magical world only to wonder later if any of it really even happened. The story didn't instantly draw me in, but as it progressed I fou...
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