Until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy. Harcourt Brace and Company. Are walter’s actions really helping his planet along the road to destruction, or is it all just a dream?Chris Van Allsburg’s classic story of environmental responsibility is now available in this special paperback edition with french flaps.
The Sweetest Fig
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. 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.
. 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. 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.
Monsieur bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. These figs are very special, " the woman whispered.
The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost? Houghton Mifflin.
Now after twenty years, chris Van Allsburg is ready to reveal what happens when Danny and Walter roll the dice. Houghton Mifflin. This time the name of the game is Zathura and the battling Budwing boys are in for the ride of their lives. Houghton Mifflin. On the last page of the caldecott-winning book Jumanji, young Danny Budwing is seen running after his brother, Walter, with a game tucked under his arm.
Zathura unleashes intergalactic challenges that require even the quarreling Budwing brothers to work as a team.
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. Harcourt Brace and Company. And even after alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. Houghton Mifflin. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful images that will continue to haunt readers long after they have left the enchanted garden of Abdul Gasazi.
It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. Houghton Mifflin. Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. For in this bizarre and eerie place -- where strange topiary trees loomed -- the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow.
Two Bad Ants
Note: page 1 is the full title page, Page 2 is the copyright, Page 3 is the half title page. Page 4 is the first page of the story. The three-time caldecott medalist tells the tale of two ants who decide to leave the safety of the others to venture into a danger-laden kitchen. Houghton Mifflin. Harcourt Brace and Company.
The Wreck of the Zephyr 30th Anniversary Edition
Had a churning sea carried the zephyr up in a storm? could waves ever have been so impossibly high? and what of the boy who had believed—dared to chase the wind—no matter where it lead?The winds have shifted once again and you’re invited back to the wreck of the Zephyr, and a storm that carried them to a place where boats sail on the wind, to hear the story of the boy and his obsession to become the world’s greatest sailor, instead of on the water.
Told in spare text and haunting, full-color pastels, Chris Van Allsburg’s spectral sailboats once again take impossbile flight. Harcourt Brace and Company. Harcourt Brace and Company. Houghton Mifflin. In illustrations so vivid one can feel the whisper of wind and hear the flutter of canvas, depart this world for another to entertain the marvelous possibility of dreams.
This 30th anniversary gift edition includes a bonus digital audio file to download, read by Chris Van Allsburg, and a stunning new jacket! Houghton Mifflin. In 1983, beloved caldecott-winning illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg, first invited readers to peer over the edge of a cliff to consider the wreck of a small sailboat.
The Wretched Stone
Harcourt Brace and Company. Harcourt Brace and Company. Houghton Mifflin. Houghton Mifflin. In a story recounted through the daily log of Captain Allan Hope, the sailors aboard the Rita Anne become mesmerized and transformed by a mysterious glowing rock, and only music and books can restore them to normal. Harcourt Brace and Company.
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition
Harcourt Brace and Company. Since its original publication, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen for the first time. Harcourt Brace and Company. This special edition of Jumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.
Harcourt Brace and Company. Harcourt Brace and Company. Houghton Mifflin. Jumanji: welcome to the jungle now sony’s highest grossing film of all time! over thirty years ago, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, too.
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Queen of the Falls
Houghton Mifflin. Houghton Mifflin. Readers of all ages will warm to this inspiring story of bravery, as they take the roller coaster ride of a lifetime over the falls. Harcourt Brace and Company. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Annie taylor, plump and fussy sixty-two year old widow, a short, runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. Harcourt Brace and Company. Harcourt Brace and Company. Harcourt Brace and Company.
It’s a job calvin dislikes because his sister does not want to be left out of anything. Houghton Mifflin. When calvin’s mother goes out, she leaves him in charge of Trudy. Who will have the last laugh? Houghton Mifflin. Harcourt Brace and Company. Harcourt Brace and Company. Trudy is stuck in her trance, convinced she is a dog—panting, drooling, and barking at squirrels.
Harcourt Brace and Company. The only problem is, calvin can’t remember lomax’s magic word—probuditi!—so Trudy won’t snap out of it!The boys are worried and decide to take Trudy to the one man they know can solve their problem—but will Lomax help them? Mama is on her way home. Harcourt Brace and Company.
Even though mama hints that his little sister, would love to go, Trudy, Calvin doesn’t hesitate to invite his friend Rodney instead. The boys return home greatly impressed by the magician’s performance. For his birthday, calvin’s mother gives him two tickets to see Lomax the Magnificent magician and hypnotist extraordinaire!
So calvin and rodney include her—by making her the first subject for their own hypnotizing machine. Much to the boys’ surprise, the machine works. But unfortunately they cannot undo what they have done.