32 pages, 11.15 × 10.09 × 0.43 in
October 4, 2011
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0547608381
ISBN - 13: 9780547608389
About the Book
" " The 30th anniversary edition of"Jumanji "celebrates this timeless tale as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal by the prolific Chris Van Allsburg.
" Jumanji" has amazed and thrilled even the most jaded young reader.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.
The 30th anniversary edition will include enriched material--a code to download a Jumanji app, a CD, and a new jacket.
From the Publisher
Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game-Jumanji-with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever-and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.
Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen.
This special edition of Jumanji contains a CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.
About the Author
Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book 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. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
"Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." The New York Times