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Chris Van Allsburg

Forfatter af Polar-Expressen

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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)

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Værker af Chris Van Allsburg

Polar-Expressen (1985) 9,883 eksemplarer, 459 anmeldelser
Jumanji (1981) 3,218 eksemplarer, 225 anmeldelser
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) 1,642 eksemplarer, 78 anmeldelser
Just a Dream (1990) 1,327 eksemplarer, 45 anmeldelser
Two Bad Ants (1988) 1,235 eksemplarer, 54 anmeldelser
Zathura (2002) 987 eksemplarer, 76 anmeldelser
The Widow's Broom (1992) 956 eksemplarer, 45 anmeldelser
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979) 937 eksemplarer, 69 anmeldelser
The Stranger (1986) 875 eksemplarer, 57 anmeldelser
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts (1987) 790 eksemplarer, 74 anmeldelser
The Sweetest Fig (1993) 773 eksemplarer, 50 anmeldelser
The Wreck of the Zephyr (1983) 711 eksemplarer, 24 anmeldelser
The Wretched Stone (1991) 655 eksemplarer, 31 anmeldelser
A City in Winter (1996) — Illustrator — 439 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Queen of the Falls (2011) 404 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Probuditi! (2006) 381 eksemplarer, 30 anmeldelser
Ben's Dream (1982) 329 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) 320 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
The Veil of Snows (1997) — Illustrator — 238 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Jumanji: The Next Level [2019 Film] (2019) 196 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2014) 100 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
All aboard the Polar Express (2004) 54 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg (2004) 7 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Jumanji: Complete Series [1996 TV animation] — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Poetry Writing Handbook c.1998 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Il fico più dolce (2013) 1 eksemplar
O Expresso Polar 1 eksemplar
Z for Zephyr 1 eksemplar
Poster for The Z Was Zapped. (1982) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Løven, heksen og garderobeskabet (1950) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver46,536 eksemplarer, 765 anmeldelser
Narnia fortællingerne (1950) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver36,373 eksemplarer, 314 anmeldelser
Troldmandens nevø (1955) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver29,897 eksemplarer, 368 anmeldelser
Prins Caspian (1951) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver26,965 eksemplarer, 238 anmeldelser
Hesten og drengen (1954) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver26,041 eksemplarer, 239 anmeldelser
Morgenvandrerens rejse (1952) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver25,855 eksemplarer, 255 anmeldelser
Sølvstolen (1953) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver24,372 eksemplarer, 193 anmeldelser
Det sidste slag (1956) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver23,676 eksemplarer, 190 anmeldelser
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Illustrator — 778 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
From Sea to Shining Sea A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs (1993) — Illustrator — 708 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Swan Lake (1989) — Illustrator — 681 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Jumanji [1995 film] (1995) — Original story — 663 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Zathura [2005 film] (2006) — Forfatter — 177 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Jumanji (Novelization) (1995) — Bidragyder — 163 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 135 eksemplarer
For Our Children: A Book to Benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation (1991) — Illustrator — 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express (Music) (1998) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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Once upon a time, a man named Harris Burdick walked into a publisher's office with fourteen drawings from fourteen children's books he had written. When the publisher asked for the stories, the man was never seen again. At least that's Chris Van Allsburg wants you to believe. What follows this introductory story are fourteen black and white illustrations which delicately blend a strong sense of realism with some fantastic element. Each picture is accompanied by a title and caption, heightening the sense of mystery Van Allsburg creates. The sixth image, titled "Uninvited Guests" shows a small wooden door set in an average-looking basement wall. A person's legs are visible descending the stairs and the caption reads "His heart was pounding. He was sure he had seen the doorknob turn." The powerful sense of an untold story behind every picture will certainly stir the imagination in any reader, regardless of age.… (mere)
 
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Library_Guard | 77 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2024 |
This beloved Christmas book has won numerous awards, including the Caldecott, been made in to a feature film with Tom Hanks, and even comes to life in Williams, Arizona (thanks to Grand Canyon Railway). The narrator tells the story of one boyhood Christmas Eve when he boarded a magical locomotive and travelled to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. There, he receives the first gift of Christmas and learns the power of belief. The writing has a haunting, poignant quality reminiscent of Dickens and is accompanied by Van Allsburg's gorgeous illustrations. Dark, somewhat grainy paintings, the images dominate ninety percent of each double page spread. The gentle combination of words, pictures, and a timeless theme make this book a classic for all children.… (mere)
 
Markeret
Library_Guard | 458 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2024 |
Ms favorite. Even months after Christmas. Mx likes it too, but not as much!
 
Markeret
Mx2018 | 458 andre anmeldelser | May 5, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade 4
Awards: Caldecott Medal/Honor
 
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amaveritt | 224 andre anmeldelser | Apr 27, 2024 |

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Medlemmer
27,366
Popularitet
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ISBN
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