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"These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." — Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages.

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 children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the 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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kfnye, September 27, 2009 (view all comments by kfnye)
M. Bibot is an instantly recognizable character, and my second graders immediately identified with his little dog. The end of the book brought a full minute of silence followed by raucous cheers. What a great karmic lesson!
Chris Van Allsburg is a welcome change from the sloppily drawn characters, garish colors and crummy backgrounds that usually pass for "Children's books."
I am always proud to introduce his work to friends young and old.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395673461
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Publisher:
Hmh Books for Young Readers
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Dogs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
92-596
Publication Date:
October 1993
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.13 in 1.02 lb
Age Level:
07-UP

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