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Jumanji

Jumanji

by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Peter and Judy have an adventurous afternoon after finding a game lying under a tree in the park. They get much more than they bargained for when they experience a lion on top of the piano, monkeys in the kitchen, and hot lava in the living room.

Praise for Jumanji

"Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." — New York Times Book Review

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
580L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Chris Van Allsburg Two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg is the author and illustrator of several books, including The Polar Express and Jumanji .
Chris Van Allsburg Two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg is the author and illustrator of several books, including The Polar Express and Jumanji .

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