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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Van Allsburg, Chris

ISBN 10: 039527804X / ISBN 13: 9780395278048
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1979
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
From Aladdin Books (Fullerton, CA, U.S.A.)

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A fine copy, tight, clean, no markings or bookplates or remainder marks. Dust jacket is vg-, price-clipped, and someone has rubber-stamped the image of Felix the Cat on the front flap and neatly written the briefest inscription I have ever seen, along with a very small and curious drawing of what looks like a tooth with a face on it standing on some steps. Jacket has no chips or tears but there is a little fading around the spine and a small abrasion at top of rear panel. Author's first book and a Caldecott Honor book. Bookseller Inventory # 103374

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Title: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place -- where strange topiary trees loomed -- the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow. And even after Alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful images that will continue to haunt readers long after they have left the enchanted garden of Abdul Gasazi.

About the Author:

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com. 

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