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Chris Van Allsburg - Author

About the Author

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, who first won the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji and then won it again for Polar Express.

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Other books by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express Mini Edition

The Polar Express Mini Edition

Author: Chris Van Allsburg Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring. Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . an original and memorable book. - Guardian Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text. - Sunday Times A thrilling tale. - Independent

Queen of the Falls

Queen of the Falls

Author: Chris Van Allsburg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Sixty-two year old widow Annie Taylor runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel. Readers of all ages will warm to this inspiring story of bravery, as they take the roller coaster ride of a lifetime over the falls.

Widow's Broom (25th Anniversary Edition)

Widow's Broom (25th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Chris Van Allsburg Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Some of Minna Shaw's neighbours don't trust her clever broom. 'It's dangerous,' they say. But Minna appreciates the broom's help. She enjoys its quiet company. But one day two children get taught a well-deserved lesson by the broom. For her neighbours, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obligated to give up her dear companion. Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed - now in a new edition to celebrate this beloved book's twenty-fifth anniversary.

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

Author: Chris Van Allsburg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

Sweetie Pie the hamster is so excited to leave the pet shop with his new owner. In the great outdoors he feels the wind in his fur and experiences its wonderful sights and smells for the very first time. But soon he is stuck back inside, living a cage-bound life controlled by the whims of his awful owners. As Sweetie Pie looks longingly out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he will ever get the chance to answer the call of the wild... Inspired by his daughters' two pet hamsters, Chris Van Allsburg tells the heart-warming story of a little animal, trying to find his place in the big wide world.

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