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ISBN13: 9780395304488
ISBN10: 0395304482
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One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesnandrsquo;t like critters in the house, so he tries to keep them a secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause havoc in the house. But when locusts invade the farm and start to destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue!

Bestselling author-illustrator Graeme Base has created a unique story with his signature illustrations, which are sure to appeal to young readers.

Praise for Little Elephants

andquot;The minimal text wisely recedes for Base's gorgeous paintings, and the story's very implausibility is a large part of the delight... An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and enchantment.andquot;

andmdash;Kirkus Reviews

andquot;This is a strange, magical book. Baseandrsquo;s lush paintings ground the fanciful story in its realistic rural setting. At the same time, the landscapes are suffused with a golden glow that casts a soporific charm over the whole book. Interesting visual details abound, from the mouseandrsquo;s thimble helmet to the prophetic circus posters on the walls. A great book to enjoy one-on-one.andquot;

andmdash;School Library Journal

andquot;Graeme Base has done it again. His beautifully detailed paintings are such an important part of this story.andquot;

andmdash;Library Media Connection

Synopsis:

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game. Caldecott Medal Book. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

A 30th anniversary gift edition to celebrate Jumanji's 1982 Caldecott Award!

Synopsis:

Jumanji, the Caldecott Award-winning jungle adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg, is now available in a handsome book-and-cassette gift package. Sit back and listen as Robin Williams, the star of the major motion picture based on Van Allsburg's book, transports you to the fantasy world of Jumanji. Breathtaking jungle sound effects and an exciting musical score enhance Williams's unique rendering of this fabulous tale.

Synopsis:

Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the gameandmdash;Jumanjiandmdash;with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on foreverandmdash;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 CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

About the Author

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in childrenand#8217;s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

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Angel of Starlight, December 8, 2007 (view all comments by Angel of Starlight)
This is a perfect, classic example of a book to which the movie version does absolutely no justice. It is a must-buy for anyone who has small children, as well as daycare centers, school libraries, waiting rooms, and anywhere else in which children might need a good story to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395304488
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Base, Graeme
Author:
Williams, Robin
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Author:
Van All
Author:
sburg, Chris
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Games - General
Subject:
Play
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Games -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Play -- Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
April 1981
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 11 x 0.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395304488 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game. Caldecott Medal Book. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
A 30th anniversary gift edition to celebrate Jumanji's 1982 Caldecott Award!
"Synopsis" by ,
Jumanji, the Caldecott Award-winning jungle adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg, is now available in a handsome book-and-cassette gift package. Sit back and listen as Robin Williams, the star of the major motion picture based on Van Allsburg's book, transports you to the fantasy world of Jumanji. Breathtaking jungle sound effects and an exciting musical score enhance Williams's unique rendering of this fabulous tale.
"Synopsis" by ,

Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the gameandmdash;Jumanjiandmdash;with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on foreverandmdash;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 CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

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