WorldCat Identities

Van Allsburg, Chris

Overview
Works: 214 works in 813 publications in 17 languages and 67,462 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Christmas stories  Children's films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Christmas films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other, Creator, Performer, Artist, Author of screenplay, Librettist
Classifications: PZ7.V266, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 6,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

75 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 5,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter and Judy find an intriguing game under a tree. The instructions say that once a game of Jumanji is started, it will not be over until one player reaches the Golden City. When they begin to play, jungle animals start to invade the house - and worse. Can they finish the game, or will the game finish them?
Zathura by Joe Johnston( Visual )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically transported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills
The widow's broom by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witch's worn-out broom serves a widow well, until her neighbors decide the thing is wicked and dangerous
The garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children
Two bad ants by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their former safety
The mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story
The sweetest fig by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." -- Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages
The wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy obsessed with becoming the world's greatest sailor wrecks his sailboat in a storm, and then learns to sail on the wind
The stranger by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigmatic origins of the stranger Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the changing season
Zathura : a space adventure by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game
The wretched stone by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange glowing stone picked up on a sea voyage captivates a ship's crew and has a terrible transforming effect on them
The alphabet theatre proudly presents the Z was zapped : a play in twenty-six acts by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts how A was in an avalanche, B was badly bitten, C was cut to ribbons, and the other letters of the alphabet suffered similar mishaps
Ben's dream : story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood water
Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his birthday, Calvin and his friend Rodney see a magician perform, then copy him by hypnotizing Calvin's little sister, but the joke is on them when they are unable to snap her out of it
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Annie Edson Taylor, who in 1901 decided to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Bad day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons
Swan Lake by Mark Helprin( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prince and his beloved Odette struggle to protect themselves and their infant daughter from the evil Von Rothbart in this adaptation of the classic ballet
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Visual )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe
Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express by Robert Kapilow( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Polar Express
Alternative Names
Allasburg, Chris Van 1949-

Allsburg, Chris van.

Allsburg Chris Van 1949-....

Chris Van Allsburg Amerikaans schrijver

Chris Van Allsburg amerikansk barnboksförfattare och illustratör

Chris Van Allsburg amerikansk skribent

Chris Van Allsburg amerykański pisarz i rysownik

Chris Van Allsburg auteur et illustrateur de livres pour la jeunesse

Chris Van Allsburg scrittore e illustratore statunitense

Chris Van Allsburg US-amerikanischer Zeichner und Schriftsteller von Kinderbüchern

Van Allsburg, Chris

Van Allsburg, Chris 1949-

Van Ālsburg, Kirīs 1949-

Van Ōruzubāgu, Kurisu 1949-

VanAllsburg, Chris 1949-

Ван Оллсбург, Крис

Ван Олсбург, Крис

ואן אלסברג, כריס

ון אלסברג, כריס 1949-

반 알스버그, 크리스 1949-

반 올스버그, 크리스 1949-

밴 알스버그, 크리스 1949-

ヴァン・オールズバーグ, クリス

クリス・ヴァン・オールズバーグ

バン・オールスバーグ, クリス

克里斯·凡·艾斯伯格

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JumanjiZathuraThe widow's broomThe garden of Abdul GasaziTwo bad antsThe mysteries of Harris BurdickThe sweetest figThe wreck of the Zephyr