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Van Allsburg, Chris

Overview
Works: 253 works in 1,248 publications in 21 languages and 72,957 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Drama  Children's films  Film adaptations  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Animated films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other, Creator, Author of screenplay, Artist, Librettist, Performer, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ7.V266, E
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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
199 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 8,026 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 )
77 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,859 libraries worldwide
Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game
The widow's broom by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
51 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,309 libraries worldwide
A widow finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into the widow's garden
Just a dream by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,215 libraries worldwide
When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment
The garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,160 libraries worldwide
When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog
Two bad ants by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,139 libraries worldwide
When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their safety
The wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
49 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,052 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 sweetest fig by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,949 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 stranger by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,621 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 weather. Grades K-3
Zathura : a space adventure by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,523 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 2,313 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
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg( visu )
84 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,291 libraries worldwide
When Allen Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically tranported 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
Ben's dream : story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 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
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
The story of Annie Edson Taylor, who in 1901 decided to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,954 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. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Bad day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,807 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 )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,773 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 chronicles of Harris Burdick : fourteen amazing authors tell the tales by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,654 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories based on illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Zathura by Jon Favreau( visu )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurtled through space because of the board game they are playing. Special features include: commentary, documentary, virtual board game, and more
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( visu )
59 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,410 libraries worldwide
Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards the Polar Express, bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers him any gift he desires, and he discovers that Christmas is for those who truly believe
 
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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 escritor norte-americano
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-
كريس فان آلسبورغ
კრის ვან ოლსბურგი
반 알스버그, 크리스 1949-
반 올스버그, 크리스 1949-
밴 알스버그, 크리스 1949-
크리스 반 알스버그
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
Languages
English (446)
French (97)
Spanish (76)
German (39)
Japanese (29)
Chinese (23)
Italian (13)
Multiple languages (11)
Swedish (7)
Korean (7)
Basque (4)
Catalan (4)
Dutch (3)
Danish (3)
Russian (3)
Polish (2)
Czech (1)
Persian (1)
Turkish (1)
Romanian (1)
Thai (1)
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