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Just a Dreamby Chris Van Allsburg
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In this 25th anniversary edition of Just a Dream, travel with young Walter on a fantastical adventure as he travels—by way of his bed—into a polluted dreamscape world that wakes him up to a more eco-friendly way to live. Chris Van Allsburg's pitch-perfect narrative, paired with his full-color pastel illustrations, renders this picture book a story that has stood the test of time. This anniversary edition includes bonus downloadable audio, read by Chris Van Allsburg and a stunning new jacket!
Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.
This 25th anniversary edition celebrates two-time Caldecott-winning Chris Van Allsburg's eco-friendly, timeless picture book Just a Dream: a fantastic journey to the future that teaches one boy the importance of being good to his planet in the present. This timely environmental story includes a bonus digital audio file to download, read by the author himself.
Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Are Walters actions really helping his planet along the road to destruction, or is it all just a dream? Chris Van Allsburgs classic story of environmental responsibility is now available in this special paperback edition with french flaps.
A surrealistic masterpiece about the environment. Young Walter couldn't care less about the environment until a terrifying nightmare about the future--with landfills buying neighborhoods--drastically changes his perspective. "Van Allsburg reaches a new pinnacle of excellence in both illustration and storytelling".--Publishers Weekly. Full color.
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 childrens 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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