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Jumanji

Jumanji

by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peters and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives. In his second book for children, Chris Van Allsburg again explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startlingly to life. His marvelous drawings beautifully convey a mix of the everyday and the extraordinary, as a quiet house is taken over by an exotic jungle.

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
620L
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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