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  • 5 stars across 21 books
    CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express , as well as the recipient of the Caldecott Honor 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. 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.
    2nd July 2009

    Heriot

    A legend is born. Heriot has always known that he was different with his terrifying dreams and psychic powers. Ripped fr... More

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    5th April 2005

    The Polar Express

    The classic holiday favorite is now available in a newly designed gift package, featuring a dramatic reading by Liam Nee... More

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    3rd March 2011

    The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

    "His disappearance is not the only mystery left behind. What were the stories that went with these drawings? There are s... More

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    1st October 2004

    The Polar Express Movie Shadowbook: An Interactive Shadow-casting Bedtime Story

    In this innovative book, read about the train trip to the North Pole and project six beautiful scenes on your wall. Flas... More

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    7th March 2019

    Queen of the Falls

    Sixty-two year old widow Annie Taylor runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolve... More

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    26th February 2011

    Just a Dream

    Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy... More

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    7th November 2013

    The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

    This inspired collection of short stories is based on the original illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg in his esteemed a... More

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    7th March 2013

    The Wreck of the Zephyr

    At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? "Waves carried it up in a storm," says ... More

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    4th January 2018

    The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

    Sweetie Pie the hamster is so excited to leave the pet shop with his new owner. In the great outdoors he feels the wind ... More

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    5th January 2017

    Jumanji

    The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, l... More

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