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Chris Van Allsburg

18 June 1949 -

Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949) is an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He has won two Caldecott Medals for U.S. picture book illustration, for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he also wrote; both were later adapted as successful motion pictures. He was also a Caldecott runner-up in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. For his contribution as a children's illustrator, he was a 1986 U.S. nominee for the biennial International Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition for creators of children's books. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan in April 2012.

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  • Cover of: The Polar Express
    First published in 1985 43 editions in 5 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition polarexpress0000vana

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  • Cover of: Jumanji
    First published in 1981 20 editions in 4 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition jumanji00vana Cover of edition jumanji0000vana_i6j7

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  • Cover of: L'épave du Zéphyr
    First published in 1983 11 editions in 4 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
    First published in 1982 10 editions in 2 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition mysteriesofharri00vana

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  • Cover of: The widow's broom
    First published in 1992 9 editions in 2 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition widowsbroo00vana

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  • Cover of: The garden of Abdul Gasazi
    First published in 1979 9 editions in 2 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales

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  • Cover of: Just a Dream
    First published in 1990 8 editions in 2 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Queen of the Falls
    First published in 2011 7 editions in 2 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition queenoffalls0000vana

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  • Cover of: Imagine

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  • Cover of: The Sweetest Fig
    First published in 1993 5 editions in 2 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition elhigomasdulce0000vana

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  • Cover of: Ben's dream: story and pictures
    First published in 1980 5 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition bensdream00chri

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  • Cover of: Zathura: a space adventure
    First published in 2002 5 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition zathuraspaceadve00vana_1

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  • Cover of: The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents the Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts

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  • Cover of: Bad Day at Riverbend
    First published in 1995 4 editions in 2 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: Two Bad Ants
    First published in 1988 3 editions in 3 languages — 1 previewable

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  • Cover of: The misadventures of Sweetie Pie

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  • Cover of: Probuditi!
    First published in 2006 3 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition probuditi0000vana

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  • Cover of: The Stranger
    First published in 1986 2 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition stranger00vana_0

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  • Cover of: All aboard the Polar Express.
    First published in 2004 1 edition in 1 language — 1 previewable

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