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Jumanji

Van Allsburg, Chris

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ISBN 10: 0547608381 / ISBN 13: 9780547608389
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Jumanji

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition Thus.

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Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.
Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen.
This special edition of Jumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

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When Judy and Peter find a board game in the park, they take it home, hoping to alleviate their boredom. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and a dozen destructive monkeys later, the children are no longer bored. Their jungle adventure game has come to life! Chris Van Allsburg is a master at walking the line between fantasy and reality. His unusually sculptured drawings (familiar to the many devoted fans of the Caldecott-winning The Polar Express and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi) convey the magical transition of a normal house to an exotic jungle. Readers will tremble along with Judy and Peter, urging them to roll the dice that will plunge them from one perilous predicament into another. Jumanji, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, is sure to amaze and thrill even the most jaded young reader. (Ages 9 to 12)

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