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Chris Van Allsburg

Autor(a) de The Polar Express

43+ Works 26,521 Membros 1,439 Críticas 37 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: 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. (nasa.gov)


Obras por Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express (1985) 9,500 exemplares
Jumanji (1981) 3,131 exemplares
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) 1,596 exemplares
Just a Dream (1990) 1,279 exemplares
Two Bad Ants (1988) 1,193 exemplares
Zathura (2002) 953 exemplares
The Widow's Broom (1992) 940 exemplares
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979) 912 exemplares
The Stranger (1986) 849 exemplares
The Sweetest Fig (1993) 746 exemplares
The Wreck of the Zephyr (1983) 684 exemplares
The Wretched Stone (1991) 640 exemplares
A City in Winter (1996) — Ilustrador — 433 exemplares
Queen of the Falls (2011) 393 exemplares
Probuditi! (2006) 368 exemplares
Ben's Dream (1982) 324 exemplares
Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) 317 exemplares
The Veil of Snows (1997) — Ilustrador — 238 exemplares
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2014) 99 exemplares
All aboard the Polar Express (2004) 53 exemplares
Z for Zephyr 1 exemplar
O Expresso Polar 1 exemplar
Poster for The Z Was Zapped. (1982) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) — Artista da capa, algumas edições45,024 exemplares
The Chronicles of Narnia (1950) — Artista da capa, algumas edições35,165 exemplares
The Magician's Nephew (1955) — Artista da capa, algumas edições28,841 exemplares
Prince Caspian (1951) — Artista da capa, algumas edições26,141 exemplares
The Horse and His Boy (1954) — Artista da capa, algumas edições25,194 exemplares
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) — Artista da capa, algumas edições25,068 exemplares
The Silver Chair (1953) — Artista da capa, algumas edições23,601 exemplares
The Last Battle (1956) — Artista da capa, algumas edições23,015 exemplares
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Ilustrador — 764 exemplares
Swan Lake (1989) — Ilustrador — 662 exemplares
Jumanji [1995 film] (1995) — Original story — 640 exemplares
Zathura [2005 film] (2006) — Autor — 170 exemplares
Jumanji (Novelization) (1995) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Artista da capa — 132 exemplares
Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express (Music) (1998) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum




Like many Chris Van Allsburg books- I’m not sure what I read.

Intentionally dreamy and surreal this book takes you on a ship through the sky that crashes back to shore. Its more like an art book that is narrated than it is a narration that is illustrated.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 23 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
This was my favorite children’s book as a kid. The art is fantastic
Ghost1y | 73 outras críticas | Jan 28, 2024 |
We are watching the original movie again today, so I wanted to finally take a look at the book that started it all, and I have to say I am amazed by this gorgeous children's book!

The story itself is more of an obvious childish fancy within the story with the animals and elements showing up and causing a little light mayhem, but nothing that particularly inconveniences the kids and their game. It's more of the chaos and detritus the parents will discover, if it remains after the game is over.

I'm seriously impressed by how much original material went into the film script and the general tone and scale of the movie in general. It's a completely different animal and both are magical and very much their own things.

The art itself is something else! It's all in a black and white, almost photo realistic style with surrealistic elements that fill each illustration with disconcertingly visceral and bizarre whimsy that will delight children and wonderfully perturb adults. I truly recommend checking this book and/ or the art online because it truly is spectacular!
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RatGrrrl | 222 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |

Contains Guidance On:

Book Summary
Special Features
Find Fritz
Summary of Teaching Ideas
Guiding Questions for a Wreck of the Zephyr Read-Aloud
Strengthening our Descriptions for the Setting by Adding Details About the Weather
Decide for Yourself: Dealing with Ambiguity in Books We Read
Just For Fun

• New York Times Best Illustrated
Children's Book of the Year
• ALA Notable Book for Children
• Booklist Editors' Choice
IRA Teachers' Choice
"The full-color pastel drawings are the
work of a master: stunning, luminescent,
and conveying a sense of the mystical and
magical." — Publishers Weekly
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5653735991n | 23 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |



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