Chris Van Allsburg

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Chris Van Allsburg

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•The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), a Caldecott runner-up•Jumanji (1981), Caldecott Medal winner•Ben's Dream (1982)•The Wreck of the Zephyr (1983)•The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (first ed., 1984)•The Polar Express (1985), Caldecott Medal winner•The Stranger (1986)•The Z Was Zapped (1987), alphabet book ‡•Two Bad Ants (1988)•Swan Lake (1989), written by Mark Helprin•Just a Dream (1990)•The Wretched Stone (1991)•The Widow's Broom (1992)•The Sweetest Fig (1993)•The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Portfolio ed., 1994)•Bad Day at Riverbend (1995)•A City in Winter (1996), by Helprin•The Veil of Snows (1997), by Helprin•Zathura (2002)•Probuditi! (2006)•Queen of the Falls (2011)•The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: fourteen amazing authors tell the tales (2011)[7]•The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2014)

He has written and illustrated 15 children’s books.He has received Caldecott Honor Medal for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi and two Caldecott Medals. One for Jumanji, the other for The Polar ExpressBoston Globe Award for Jumanji and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

-Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 18, 1949-He enjoyed math and science in middle and high school. -Became an A&D major at the University of Michigan and really did not know what that meant.-Work diligently EVERYDAY while an art student at Rhode Island School of Design.-Married a third grade teacher. -He has a daughter.


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