Meet the Author: Games Come to Life!

10 Feb Meet the Author: Games Come to Life!

Chris Van Allsburg was  disappointed when he was a kid playing board games. He always imagined what it would be like if what Book Cover Image::display_author_id1_lookup_authorhappened on the game board happened in real life. That idea stuck with him as he grew up to write and illustrate many award winning books. His writing career has produced amazing books like The Polar Express, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, and Zathura : a Space Adventure. In this Meet-the-Author Book Reading, learn how Chris’ childhood “what if” imaginings helped him write Jumanji.

Browse all Meet-the-Author Book Readings. is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens. This service is primarily used in the K–12, university, and public library setting. is provided through INSPIRE, a service of the Indiana State Library.

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