Jumanji

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Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Oblong 8vo, 32pp. Green cloth stamped in bronze. Light brown endpapers; 14 full-page graphite illustrations, plus pictorial title page. Corners ever-so-slightly bumped, top and bottom edges a tad discolored, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial d.w. (no medal affixed, slightest wear at spine ends and corners). Signed by the author, Chris Van Allsburg, with a small drawing of a monkey.

First Edition. 1982 Caldecott Medal Winner! When Judy and Peter find a jungle adventure game called Jumanji, they eagerly begin to play, ignoring the warning, “Do not begin unless you intend to finish." As events and jungle animals from the game spring to life in their home, they realize that their only hope is to play through to the end. A beautifully illustrated and captivating story. Van Allsburg’s second book and the first of his two Calecott Medals. The basis for the 1995 film starring Robin Williams and inspiration for the 2017 film starring Dwayne Johnson.