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Chris Van Allsburg

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
Foto taget av: Author of children's books Chris Van Allsburg (right) and NASA engineer Jennifer Keyes (center) speak with Digital Learning Network host Rachael Manzer during a live videoconference on Nov. 16 at Langley Research Center. Photo by Jeff Caplan. (


Verk av Chris Van Allsburg

Norrskensexpressen (1985) 9,531 exemplar
Jumanji (1981) 3,139 exemplar
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) 1,599 exemplar
Just a Dream (1990) 1,283 exemplar
Two Bad Ants (1988) 1,196 exemplar
Zathura (2002) 957 exemplar
The Widow's Broom (1992) 940 exemplar
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979) 913 exemplar
The Stranger (1986) 850 exemplar
The Sweetest Fig (1993) 748 exemplar
Vraket efter Taifun (1983) 685 exemplar
The Wretched Stone (1991) 639 exemplar
A City in Winter (1996) — Illustratör — 434 exemplar
Queen of the Falls (2011) 393 exemplar
Probuditi! (2006) 368 exemplar
Ben's Dream (1982) 324 exemplar
Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) 317 exemplar
The Veil of Snows (1997) — Illustratör — 238 exemplar
All aboard the Polar Express (2004) 53 exemplar
Jumanji: Complete Series [1996 TV animation] — Författare — 3 exemplar
Z for Zephyr 1 exemplar
O Expresso Polar 1 exemplar
Poster for The Z Was Zapped. (1982) 1 exemplar

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Jumanji (Novelization) (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 161 exemplar
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Omslag — 133 exemplar
Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express (Music) (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar


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Quoting from the book on the verso page, "Summary: A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. This book was written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. It won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children for year it was published.
uufnn | 457 andra recensioner | Feb 24, 2024 |
Like many Chris Van Allsburg books- I’m not sure what I read.

Intentionally dreamy and surreal this book takes you on a ship through the sky that crashes back to shore. Its more like an art book that is narrated than it is a narration that is illustrated.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 23 andra recensioner | Feb 20, 2024 |
This was my favorite children’s book as a kid. The art is fantastic
Ghost1y | 73 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |
We are watching the original movie again today, so I wanted to finally take a look at the book that started it all, and I have to say I am amazed by this gorgeous children's book!

The story itself is more of an obvious childish fancy within the story with the animals and elements showing up and causing a little light mayhem, but nothing that particularly inconveniences the kids and their game. It's more of the chaos and detritus the parents will discover, if it remains after the game is over.

I'm seriously impressed by how much original material went into the film script and the general tone and scale of the movie in general. It's a completely different animal and both are magical and very much their own things.

The art itself is something else! It's all in a black and white, almost photo realistic style with surrealistic elements that fill each illustration with disconcertingly visceral and bizarre whimsy that will delight children and wonderfully perturb adults. I truly recommend checking this book and/ or the art online because it truly is spectacular!
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RatGrrrl | 222 andra recensioner | Jan 1, 2024 |



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