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Despite numerous rereadings, this book makes me laugh out loud every time. Bad Day at Riverbend showcases Chris Van Allsburg's imaginative talent for storytelling and illustration.
Recommended by Amy W., Powells.com

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Riverbend was a quiet little town, the kind of place where one day was just like all the rest and nothing ever happened. Occasionally the stagecoach rolled through, but it never stopped, because no one ever came to Riverbend and no one ever left. The day the stagecoach stood motionless in the center of town, Sheriff Ned Hardy knew something was terribly wrong. What was the mysterious substance on both coach and horses? It would not come off. Soon it was everywhere in the tidy little village. Something had to be done, and Sheriff Hardy aimed to do it.

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"It's a book that starts with one point of view and steps into another. The average bildungsroman acoomplishes this kind of transition in several hundred pages: Van Allsburg does it in thirty-two." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

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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Rachel D., October 20, 2009 (view all comments by Rachel D.)
Very creative and entertaining! I was leafing through it in the bookstore and had to finish it.

Definitely on my list of kids' books to buy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395673478
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
Coloring books
Subject:
Crayon drawing
Subject:
Crayons
Subject:
Crayons -- Fiction.
Subject:
Coloring books -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
October 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.13 in 0.88 lb
Age Level:
07-UP

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Despite numerous rereadings, this book makes me laugh out loud every time. Bad Day at Riverbend showcases Chris Van Allsburg's imaginative talent for storytelling and illustration.

"Review" by , "It's a book that starts with one point of view and steps into another. The average bildungsroman acoomplishes this kind of transition in several hundred pages: Van Allsburg does it in thirty-two."
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