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When Judy and Peter find a board game in the park, they take it home, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. Their jungle adventure game has come to life! Chris Van Allsburg is a master at walking the line between fantasy and reality. His unusually sculptured drawings (familiar to the many devoted fans of the Caldecott-winning The Polar Express and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi) convey the magical transition of a normal house to an exotic jungle. Readers will tremble along with Judy and Peter, urging them to roll the dice that will plunge them from one perilous predicament into another. Jumanji, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, is sure to amaze and thrill even the most jaded young reader. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"A beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." New York Times "A potent vision that lingers on and on" Booklist, starred review "Illustrated by fabulously realistic drawings of surreal adventures, pictures that are so infinitely detailed in three dimensions that they appear to move, breathe, and make sounds." Publishers Weekly "The illustrations are first class precise draughtsmanship with extraordinary imagery" The School Librarian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Have there ever been monkeys jumping around in your kitchen, or a lion destroying your bedroom, with a huge volcano irrupting in your house? Read morePublished on May 20 2004
I am a Van Allsburg fan but this book, though very good, is not one of my favorites. Some young children may be frightened by the illustrations. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by ardnam
Although the reading level listed is for 4-8 year olds and the editorial review states the book is for 9-12 year olds, this is a PICTURE BOOK suitable for 4-5 year olds. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2002
This is such a magical book. It really takes you back to your childhood and lets you imagination run wild. You get such a warm fuzzy feeling when reading this book. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2000 by Heather Wollan
This book is about two kids who find a game. They forget to read the instructions and find themselves in trouble. Read morePublished on April 11 2000
I have read 4 books of Chris Van Allsburg so far including "Jumanji".I have also seen the movie long time ago. Read morePublished on March 15 2000 by Space
This book is one you can go back to year after year, but be warned, it's not at all warm and fuzzy. The illustrations are absorbing and satisfying in depth and detail, pulling you... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2000
I first read this book in second grade, and ever since then, I've loved it. (I'm a freshman in college now). I remember loving the drawings. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 1999