Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition
Chris Van Allsburg
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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 found Jumanji, 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.
This special edition of Jumanji contains a CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.
. around here, then over . . . No, no . . . over here and around this . . .Yes, good . . . but then . . . Hm . . .’’ Judy shrugged her shoulders and handed the dice to Peter. ‘‘. . . four, five, six,’’ he counted. ‘‘ ‘Bitten by tsetse fly, contract sleeping sickness, lose one turn.’ ’’ Judy heard a faint buzzing noise and watched a small insect land on Peter’s nose. Peter lifted his hand to brush the bug away, but then stopped, gave a tremendous yawn, and fell sound asleep, his head on the
said Peter. ‘‘Please, please,’’ Judy begged as she shook the dice. The snake was wriggling his way to the floor. She dropped the dice from her hand. One six, then another. Judy grabbed her piece and slammed it to the board. ‘‘jumanji,’’ she yelled, as loud as she could. The steam in the room became thicker and thicker. Judy could not even see Peter across the table. Then, as if all the doors and windows had been opened, a cool breeze cleared the steam from the room. Everything was just as it
A L L S B U RG is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and Th e Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. Van Allsburg has written numerous picture books for children and was awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. Visit his website at w w w.chr isvana llsburg.com. PR A I SE F OR J U M A N J I Caldecott Medal Winner National Book Award Finalist New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year
infinitely detailed in three dimensions that they appear to move, breathe, and make sounds.” —Publishers Weekly very important: once a game of jumanji is started it will not be over until one player reaches the golden city. Houghton Miffl in Books for Children Houghton Mifflin H arcourt w w w.hmhbooks.com VAN ALLSBURG Houghton Mifflin
There was a board that unfolded, revealing a path of colored squares. The squares had messages written on them. The path started in the deepest jungle and ended up in Jumanji, a city of golden buildings and towers. Peter began to shake the dice and play with the other pieces that were in the box. ‘‘Put those down and listen,’’ said Judy. ‘‘I’m going to read the instructions: ‘Jumanji, a young people’s jungle adventure especially designed for the bored and restless. ‘‘ ‘A. Player selects piece and