About the Author : Chris Van Allsburg(1949- )

     Not only kids, even grown-ups would get mesmerized with the fantasy stories of the famous author and illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg. With a dazzling start, as his first book 'Garden of Abdul Gasazi' is a Caldecott Honor Winner, each book created by this author is a clean winner in the field of Children's literature.

     His books are filled with the elements of mystery, built upon supernatural elements. Not only the story-telling, it is the illustrations that strike first in his books and make the book more magical. The dreamy illustrations of  'The Polar Express', the subtle gray dominated illustrations of 'Jumanji' & 'The Garden of Abdul Gasazi' and there is a whole lot to be expressed in this way. No wonder, he bagged two Caldecott awards for 'The Polar Express' and 'Jumanji'. Also he received Caldecott Honor award for 'The Garden of Abdul Gasazi'.

    He has written about twenty books, among which three are successfully transformed into motion pictures.
  •   Jumanji (1995)
  •   The Polar Express(2004)
  •   Zathura (2005)

    Apart from this, he illustrated the following books.
  •    Swan Lake - Mark Helprin(1989)
  •   A city in Winter - Mark Helprin(1996)
  •   The veil of Snows -Mark Helprin(1997)
  •   The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S.Lewis(1994 - The cover art of re-jacketed edition)

Titles about Chris Van Allsburg and his works, in this blog:
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