The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van AllsburgThe Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

byChris Van Allsburg

Hardcover | June 1, 2003

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Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place - where strange topiary trees loomed - the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow. And even after Alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful images that will continue to haunt readers long after they have left the enchanted garden of Abdul Gasazi.
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. ...
Title:The Garden of Abdul GasaziFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.63 × 11.75 × 0.37 inPublished:June 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039527804X

ISBN - 13:9780395278048

Appropriate for ages: 4

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From Our Editors

Alan accidentally allows Miss Hester's dog Fritz to enter a magician's garden and is horrified when he thinks Fritz has been turned into a duck. "This is without question one of the best and most original picture books in years".-- New York Times Book Review. A Caldecott Honor Book

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This is without question one of the best - and most original - picture books in years." The New York Times "