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Chris Van Allsburg

Autore di The Polar Express

43+ opere 27,376 membri 1,447 recensioni 37 preferito


Considered to be one of the foremost authors and illustrators of surrealistic fantasy for children, Chris Van Allsburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1949. He received his B. F. A. at the University of Michigan and his M. F. A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. He married Lisa Morrison mostra altro and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. Van Allsburg's work is highly praised for the excellent artisanship of his illustrations, which often have a surreal element. His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), concerning a lost dog found by a magician, and his second book, Jumanji (1981), about a strange board game that comes to life, brought him quick praise. Jumanji won the Caldecott Medal in 1982. The Polar Express (1985), Van Allsburg's most popular book, deals with the idea that the ability to believe in things beyond one's experiences helps to keep a person young. It also won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Other books by Van Allsburg include The Z was Zapped, and Just a Dream, a story about a boy who learns to be ecological. Van Allsburg's sculptures have also been exhibited at many New York galleries. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: Author of children's books Chris Van Allsburg (right) and NASA engineer Jennifer Keyes (center) speak with Digital Learning Network host Rachael Manzer during a live videoconference on Nov. 16 at Langley Research Center. Photo by Jeff Caplan. (


Opere di Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express (1985) 9,884 copie, 459 recensioni
Jumanji (1981) 3,221 copie, 225 recensioni
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) 1,642 copie, 78 recensioni
Just a Dream (1990) 1,328 copie, 45 recensioni
Two Bad Ants (1988) 1,236 copie, 54 recensioni
Zathura (2002) 987 copie, 76 recensioni
The Widow's Broom (1992) 957 copie, 45 recensioni
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979) 937 copie, 69 recensioni
The Stranger (1986) 875 copie, 57 recensioni
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts (1987) 790 copie, 74 recensioni
The Sweetest Fig (1993) 774 copie, 50 recensioni
The Wreck of the Zephyr (1983) 711 copie, 24 recensioni
The Wretched Stone (1991) 656 copie, 31 recensioni
A City in Winter (1996) — Illustratore — 439 copie, 3 recensioni
Queen of the Falls (2011) 404 copie, 26 recensioni
Probuditi! (2006) 381 copie, 30 recensioni
Ben's Dream (1982) 329 copie, 23 recensioni
Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) 321 copie, 18 recensioni
The Veil of Snows (1997) — Illustratore — 238 copie, 2 recensioni
Jumanji: The Next Level [2019 Film] (2019) 196 copie, 2 recensioni
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2014) 100 copie, 5 recensioni
All aboard the Polar Express (2004) 54 copie, 2 recensioni
The Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg (2004) 7 copie, 1 recensione
Poetry Writing Handbook c.1998 2 copie, 1 recensione
Il fico più dolce (2013) 1 copia
Z for Zephyr 1 copia

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Il leone, la strega e l'armadio (1950) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni46,559 copie, 766 recensioni
Le cronache di Narnia (1950) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni36,390 copie, 315 recensioni
Il nipote del mago (1955) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni29,915 copie, 369 recensioni
Il principe Caspian (1951) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni26,986 copie, 239 recensioni
Un ragazzo e il suo cavallo (1954) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni26,053 copie, 240 recensioni
Il viaggio del veliero (1952) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni25,872 copie, 256 recensioni
La sedia d'argento (1953) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni24,390 copie, 194 recensioni
L'ultima battaglia (1956) — Immagine di copertina, alcune edizioni23,695 copie, 191 recensioni
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Illustratore — 778 copie, 13 recensioni
From Sea to Shining Sea A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs (1993) — Illustratore — 708 copie, 2 recensioni
Swan Lake (1989) — Illustratore — 681 copie, 5 recensioni
Jumanji [1995 film] (1995) — Original story — 665 copie, 7 recensioni
Zathura [2005 film] (2006) — Autore — 177 copie, 1 recensione
Jumanji (Novelization) (1995) — Collaboratore — 163 copie, 22 recensioni
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Immagine di copertina — 136 copie
For Our Children: A Book to Benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation (1991) — Illustratore — 29 copie, 1 recensione
Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express (Music) (1998) — Collaboratore — 10 copie, 1 recensione


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Once upon a time, a man named Harris Burdick walked into a publisher's office with fourteen drawings from fourteen children's books he had written. When the publisher asked for the stories, the man was never seen again. At least that's Chris Van Allsburg wants you to believe. What follows this introductory story are fourteen black and white illustrations which delicately blend a strong sense of realism with some fantastic element. Each picture is accompanied by a title and caption, heightening the sense of mystery Van Allsburg creates. The sixth image, titled "Uninvited Guests" shows a small wooden door set in an average-looking basement wall. A person's legs are visible descending the stairs and the caption reads "His heart was pounding. He was sure he had seen the doorknob turn." The powerful sense of an untold story behind every picture will certainly stir the imagination in any reader, regardless of age.… (altro)
Library_Guard | 77 altre recensioni | Jun 17, 2024 |
This beloved Christmas book has won numerous awards, including the Caldecott, been made in to a feature film with Tom Hanks, and even comes to life in Williams, Arizona (thanks to Grand Canyon Railway). The narrator tells the story of one boyhood Christmas Eve when he boarded a magical locomotive and travelled to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. There, he receives the first gift of Christmas and learns the power of belief. The writing has a haunting, poignant quality reminiscent of Dickens and is accompanied by Van Allsburg's gorgeous illustrations. Dark, somewhat grainy paintings, the images dominate ninety percent of each double page spread. The gentle combination of words, pictures, and a timeless theme make this book a classic for all children.… (altro)
Library_Guard | 458 altre recensioni | Jun 17, 2024 |
Ms favorite. Even months after Christmas. Mx likes it too, but not as much!
Mx2018 | 458 altre recensioni | May 5, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade 4
Awards: Caldecott Medal/Honor
amaveritt | 224 altre recensioni | Apr 27, 2024 |


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