The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544465083
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From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamster’s struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn’t much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he’ll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg’s expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster’s-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.

Queen of the Falls

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547608403
Format: PDF, Mobi
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She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her father’s hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer. That’s what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let them get to it? At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before—she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!

The Wreck of the Zephyr

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547528086
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1983, beloved Caldecott-winning illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg, first invited readers to peer over the edge of a cliff to consider the wreck of a small sailboat. Had a churning sea carried the Zephyr up in a storm? Could waves ever have been so impossibly high? And what of the boy who had believed—dared to chase the wind—no matter where it lead? Now, thirty years later, the winds have shifted once again and you’re invited back to the wreck of the Zephyr, to hear the story of the boy and his obsession to become the world’s greatest sailor, and a storm that carried them to a place where boats sail on the wind, instead of on the water. Told in spare text and haunting, full-color pastels, Chris Van Allsburg’s spectral sailboats once again take impossbile flight. In illustrations so vivid one can feel the whisper of wind and hear the flutter of canvas, depart this world for another to entertain the marvelous possibility of dreams. This 30th anniversary edition includes a bonus digital audio file to download, read by Chris Van Allsburg, and a stunning new cover!

Just a Dream

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395533086
Format: PDF
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When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547794088
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Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice readers to make up his or her own story.

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547548109
Format: PDF
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Renowned storytellers share tales inspired by the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," including Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Stephen King, and Jon Scieszka.

Probuditi

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618755028
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On his birthday, Calvin and his friend Rodney see a magician perform, then copy him by hypnotizing Calvin's little sister, but the joke is on them when they are unable to snap her out of it.

Jumanji

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547769997
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 bizare 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 startingly 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.

The Widow s Broom 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547528116
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A 25th anniversary edition of the enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden. Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous," they say. But Minna appreciates the broom's help. She enjoys its quiet company. But one day two children get taught a well-deserved lesson by the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obligated to give up her dear companion. Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed—now in a new edition to celebrate this beloved book's twenty-fifth anniversary.

Bad Day at Riverbend

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395673478
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When Sheriff Hardy investigates the source of a brilliant light and shiny slime afflicting Riverbend, he finds that the village is becoming part of a child's coloring book streaked with greasy crayons.