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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)


Værker af Chris Van Allsburg

Polar-Expressen (1985) 9,531 eksemplarer
Jumanji (1981) 3,139 eksemplarer
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984) 1,599 eksemplarer
Just a Dream (1990) 1,283 eksemplarer
Two Bad Ants (1988) 1,196 eksemplarer
Zathura (2002) 957 eksemplarer
The Widow's Broom (1992) 940 eksemplarer
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979) 913 eksemplarer
The Stranger (1986) 850 eksemplarer
The Sweetest Fig (1993) 748 eksemplarer
The Wreck of the Zephyr (1983) 685 eksemplarer
The Wretched Stone (1991) 639 eksemplarer
A City in Winter (1996) — Illustrator — 434 eksemplarer
Queen of the Falls (2011) 393 eksemplarer
Probuditi! (2006) 368 eksemplarer
Ben's Dream (1982) 324 eksemplarer
Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) 317 eksemplarer
The Veil of Snows (1997) — Illustrator — 238 eksemplarer
Jumanji: The Next Level [2019 Film] (2019) 192 eksemplarer
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2014) 99 eksemplarer
All aboard the Polar Express (2004) 53 eksemplarer
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Jumanji: Complete Series [1996 TV animation] — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Z for Zephyr 1 eksemplar
O Expresso Polar 1 eksemplar
Poster for The Z Was Zapped. (1982) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

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Troldmandens nevø (1955) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver28,899 eksemplarer
Prins Caspian (1951) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver26,177 eksemplarer
Hesten og drengen (1954) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver25,227 eksemplarer
Morgenvandrerens rejse (1952) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver25,068 eksemplarer
Sølvstolen (1953) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver23,648 eksemplarer
Det sidste slag (1956) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver23,021 eksemplarer
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Illustrator — 764 eksemplarer
Swan Lake (1989) — Illustrator — 662 eksemplarer
Jumanji [1995 film] (1995) — Original story — 642 eksemplarer
Zathura [2005 film] (2006) — Forfatter — 172 eksemplarer
Jumanji (Novelization) (1995) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 133 eksemplarer
Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express (Music) (1998) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer

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Quoting from the book on the verso page, "Summary: A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. This book was written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. It won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children for year it was published.
uufnn | 457 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
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 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |
This was my favorite children’s book as a kid. The art is fantastic
Ghost1y | 73 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |



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