The Stranger

Hardcover | October 28, 1986

byChris Van AllsburgIllustratorChris Van Allsburg

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The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost?

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Allsburg again explores the fine line between fantasy and reality so beautifully expressed in his popular book, The Polar Express. A mysterious stranger's power over the changing seasons is the theme for this magical story, filled with Allsburg's rich full-color illustrations. (All Ages

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The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost?

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. I...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.87 × 9.47 × 0.4 inPublished:October 28, 1986Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395423317

ISBN - 13:9780395423318

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Allsburg again explores the fine line between fantasy and reality so beautifully expressed in his popular book, The Polar Express. A mysterious stranger's power over the changing seasons is the theme for this magical story, filled with Allsburg's rich full-color illustrations. (All Ages

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The author-illustrator has woven a thread of fantasy in and around his realistic illustrations to give the reader, once again, a story that stays in the imagination." Horn Book "The author-illustrator has woven a thread of fantasy in and around his realistic illustrations to give the reader, once again, a story that stays in the imagination." Horn Book Guide "