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Chris Van Allsburg

US children's writer and illustrator

1949   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Michigan, Rhode Island School of Design
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer, screenwriter, science fiction writer, concept artist
award received: Caldecott Medal, Regina Medal
www.chrisvanallsburg.com

Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949) is an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He has won two Caldecott Medals for U.S. picture book illustration, for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he also wrote; both were later adapted as successful motion pictures. He was also a Caldecott runner-up in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was 1986 U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition for creators of children's books. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan in April 2012.
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works

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The Polar Express

1985 Chris Van Allsburg children's book

author: Chris Van Allsburg
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

1985

Jumanji

children's book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

1981

A City in Winter

novel

author: Mark Helprin
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

1996

Probuditi!

book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

2006

Queen of the Falls

book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg

2011

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

1979

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

1984

The Stranger

1986 children's book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg
illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

1986

The Sweetest Fig

novel by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg

1993

The Widow's Broom

book by Chris Van Allsburg

author: Chris Van Allsburg

1992

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