WorldCat Identities

Van Allsburg, Chris

Overview
Works: 277 works in 1,334 publications in 21 languages and 74,121 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Christmas stories  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other, Creator, Artist, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.V266, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

211 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 8,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

96 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 6,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game
The widow's broom by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witch's worn-out broom serves a widow well, until her neighbors decide the thing is wicked and dangerous
Just a dream by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog
Two bad ants by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their former safety
The wreck of the Zephyr by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy's ambition to be the greatest sailor in the world brings him to ruin when he misuses his new ability to sail his boat in the air. For Grades 2-4 and older readers. 1983
The mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story
The sweetest fig by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." -- Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages
The stranger by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigmatic origins of the stranger Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the changing season
Zathura : a space adventure by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game
Jumanji by Joe Johnston( Visual )

79 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twenty six years of being trapped in an ancient board game called Jumanji, Alan Parrish is free. The two children who release him unwittingly release a group of wild and exotic creatures. They cause havoc, forcing Alan to save his hometown from destruction or risk being exiled back into the game
The wretched stone by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange glowing stone picked up on a sea voyage captivates a ship's crew and has a terrible transforming effect on them
Ben's dream : story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood water
The chronicles of Harris Burdick : fourteen amazing authors tell the tales by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories based on illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Annie Edson Taylor, who in 1901 decided to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Bad day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Swan Lake by Mark Helprin( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prince and his beloved Odette struggle to protect themselves and their infant daughter from the evil Von Rothbart in this adaptation of the classic ballet
Zathura by Jon Favreau( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny twists the key of an old science fiction game. The game unleashes a localized meteor shower and wrenches Danny's house into orbit around a distant ringed planet. Besides Danny, his brother Walter and sister Lisa have to go along. Soon a defective robot, a rangy astronaut, and an alien spaceship enter the picture. The only way the kids can return their house to its proper space-time coordinates is to finish the game, but before they can finish, the game board falls into the hands of some rather nasty, carnivorous lizards
 
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The Polar Express
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JumanjiThe widow's broomJust a dreamThe garden of Abdul GasaziTwo bad antsThe wreck of the ZephyrThe mysteries of Harris BurdickThe sweetest fig
Alternative Names
Allasburg, Chris Van 1949-

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Van Allsburg, Chris

Van Allsburg, Chris 1949-

Van Ālsburg, Kirīs 1949-

Van Ōruzubāgu, Kurisu 1949-

VanAllsburg, Chris 1949-

Ван Оллсбург, Крис

Ван Олсбург, Крис

ואן אלסברג, כריס

ון אלסברג, כריס 1949-

كريس فان آلسبورغ

კრის ვან ოლსბურგი

반 알스버그, 크리스 1949-

반 올스버그, 크리스 1949-

밴 알스버그, 크리스 1949-

크리스 반 알스버그

ヴァン・オールズバーグ, クリス

クリス・ヴァン・オールズバーグ

バン・オールスバーグ, クリス

克里斯·凡·艾斯伯格

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