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  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist.
    1st October 2015

    The Polar Express

    Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar ... 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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    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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    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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    24th May 2016

    Just a Dream

    Just a Dream is a collaborative novel written by 25 eighth grade students. Snow Dodds is a top high school swimmer, unti... 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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    28th October 2002

    Zathura

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