Zathura

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.3 X 12.14 X 0.36 inches | 1.08 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780618253968

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About the Author

Chris Van Allsburg is one of America's most innovative picture book creators. He is perhaps best known for the contemporary classic The Polar Express, which received the Caldecott Medal in 1985 and was made into a blockbuster movie starring Tom Hanks. He also received the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji, which was made into a popular feature film in 1996 and again in 2017. He also received a Caldecott Honor for his very first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He has received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature, a National Book Award, and a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com.

Reviews

On the twentieth anniversary of Jumanji, Van Allsburg picks up right where his Caldecott Medal book left off, with similarly terrifying adventure set this time in outer space.
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Van Allsburg illustrates the surreal events in a grainy charcoal-black that seems to shimmer on a rough, cream-colored ground...Zathura, like Jumanji, is a satisfying enigma." Publishers Weekly

"Van Allsburg is a terrific illustrator, and his images here, including one where the boys open their front door and are greeted with a breathtaking views of the cosmos, are memorable." The New York Times Book Review

"The angles of view, are, as always, wonderfully dramatic..." Kirkus Reviews

"The shadowy black-and-white tones of Van Allsburg's illustration recall 1950's science-fiction films..." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"One can't help but anticipating the encore." School Library Journal