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Ben should be studying for a geography test on great monuments of the world, but the steady rhythm of the rain lulls him to sleep, and his dream begins. A flood of water shakes his house from its foundations and sets it adrift on an around-the-world course, carrying Ben past the incredible structures that were merely pictures on the pages of his book a moment earlier.

Synopsis:

On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood-water.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395320846
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Floods
Subject:
Floods -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
Bd. 580
Publication Date:
April 1982
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.32x9.03x.33 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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