Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | March 7, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Just a Dream is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.25 × 8.5 × 0.2 in

Published: March 7, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547520263

ISBN - 13: 9780547520261

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The value of the environment from a child's eye People all over the world are concerned that the human race is destroying the planet and its resources at an ever-increasing rate. It is believed that the generations of today will be responsible for the future of Earth and its environment. Allsburg's book is simple enough for children to understand and it creatively illustrates the devastating consequences that could befall our planet if people's actions continue to harm the environment. It also shows simple ways that everyone, including young children, can prevent this destruction. This book is well written. It is an easy way of teaching children the importance of a clean environment.
Date published: 2001-01-30

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Just a Dream

Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.25 × 8.5 × 0.2 in

Published: March 7, 2011

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547520263

ISBN - 13: 9780547520261

About the Book

Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Are Walter's actions really helping his planet along the road to destruction, or is it all just a dream? Chris Van Allsburg's classic story of environmental responsibility is now available in this special paperback edition with french flaps.

From the Publisher

Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.

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 was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

Editorial Reviews

"Van Allsburg reaches a new pinnacle of excellence in both illustration and storytelling . . . His fable builds to an urgent plea for action as it sends a rousing message of hope."-Publishers Weekly

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12