Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now Sony’s highest grossing film of all time!
Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers foundJumanji, too. Since its original publication,Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen for the first time.
This special edition ofJumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.
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.
"Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." The New York Times
Other titles by Chris Van Allsburg
The Widow's Broom (25th Anniversary Edition)
Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
The Polar Express big book
The Wreck of the Zephyr 30th Anniversary Edition
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales / With an Introduction by Lemony Snicket
Queen of the Falls
Just a Dream
A Space Adventure