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Jumanji *Caldecott Medal 1st

Van Allsburg, Chris

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ISBN 10: 0395304482 / ISBN 13: 9780395304488
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 1981
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful first printing of this Caldecott Medal winner. Book is Fine: tight, bright, square, no previous owner name or marks, pages crisp and completely clean; lovely. Jacket has a short tear to bottom front panel (see photos) else Fine--very clean and bright. Original price intact on flap ($9.95; correct for first printing), no award sticker to jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 94051501

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Title: Jumanji *Caldecott Medal 1st

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition; "1" in Number Line.

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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.

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When Judy and Peter find a board game in the park, they take it home, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. Their jungle adventure game has come to life! Chris Van Allsburg is a master at walking the line between fantasy and reality. His unusually sculptured drawings (familiar to the many devoted fans of the Caldecott-winning The Polar Express and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi) convey the magical transition of a normal house to an exotic jungle. Readers will tremble along with Judy and Peter, urging them to roll the dice that will plunge them from one perilous predicament into another. Jumanji, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, is sure to amaze and thrill even the most jaded young reader. (Ages 9 to 12)

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