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Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Winner of the Caldecott Medal

"A beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." — New York Times Book Review

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives.

In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startlingly to life. His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.

The Jumanji Gift Set (Book and Cassette Tape)
Van Allsburg's Acceptance Speech Text:
1982 Caldecott Medal for Jumanji

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