Chris Van Allsburg

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Chris Van Allsburg

Born June 18, 1949 Went to high school in East Grand Rapids Took a liking to math and science Attended University of Michigan Found a love for scultping and art at the College of Architecture and DesignRhode Island School of DesignWife Lisa encouraged his illustrations and drawings to be publishedCreated The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, published in 1979

Chris Van Allsburg

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Fun Facts: - Married Elementary School teacher who pushed his career as an author and illustrator-Won over 30 awards - Lied about his area of study to enter the College of Architecture and Design- Lives in Province, Rhode Island- Has two daughters

BOOK LIST:Bad Day at Riverbend © 1995Ben’s Dream © 1982A City in Winter by Mark Helprin © 1996Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg The Garden of Abdul Gasazi © 1979Jumanji © 1981Just a Dream © 1990The Mysteries of Harris Burdick © 1984The Mysteries of Harris Burdick © 1994Portfolio EditionThe Polar Express © 1985The Stranger © 1986Swan Lake by Mark Helprin © 1989Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg The Sweetest Fig © 1993Two Bad Ants © 1988The Veil of Snows by Mark Helprin © 1993Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg The Widow’s Broom © 1992The Wreck of the Zephyr © 1983The Wretched Stone © 1991Zathura © 2002The Z Was Zapped © 1987

Biographical Info:1980 - The Caldecott Honor Medal for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.1982- The Caldecott Medal for Jumanji1986- The Caldecott Medal for The Polar Express. Recognized multiple times as New York Times Best Illustrated Children's books

Alumni of Rhode Island School of Artchitechture, Chris Van Allsburg shares his extrordinary achievements.< Click to learn more!

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