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  • Published: Sep 24, 2015
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In a story recounted through the daily log of Captain Allan Hope, the sailors aboard the Rita Anne become mesmerized and transformed by a mysterious glowing rock, and only music and books can restore them to normal.A strange glowing stone picked...

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ISBN
9780395533079
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Age range
7 - 9 Years
Book language
ENG
Pages
32
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High quality scanned pages
Dimensions
8.88 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)
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Some brief overview of this book

In a story recounted through the daily log of Captain Allan Hope, the sailors aboard the Rita Anne become mesmerized and transformed by a mysterious glowing rock, and only music and books can restore them to normal.

A strange glowing stone picked up on a sea voyage captivates a ships crew and has a terrible transforming effect on them.

he Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

Biography

Multiple Caldecott Medal winner Chris Van Allsburg grew up in the 1950s in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan. He majored in sculpture at the University of Michigans College of Architecture & Design and graduated in 1972. He received his M.F.A. in 1975 from Rhode Island School of Design. After graduate school, Van Allsburgh set up a sculpture studio in Providence, married and settled in the area, and began exhibiting his work in New York City and throughout New England. Around the same time, he became interested in drawing. His wife, Lisa, encouraged him to pursue childrens book illustration, putting him in contact with her friend David Macauley, a successful artist and author. Macauleys editor at Houghton Mifflin was impressed by Van Allsburghs work and advised him to try his hand at illustrating a story of his own. His maiden effort, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, was published in 1979 and received a Caldecott Honor Medal. Since that auspicious beginning, Van Allsburgh has gone on to produce a string of wonderfully inventive, critically acclaimed, and award-winning books. He gathers inspiration from unlikely quarters — the progress of ants across a kitchen counter, crayon streaks in a childs coloring book, a childrens board game come to life — and executes his ideas on a provocative but surefire What if... principle. Among his many awards are two Caldecott Medals — one for Jumanji, written in 1982 and the other for 1985s The Polar Express; a National Book Award (also for Jumanji); and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in childrens literature.

Good To Know

Van Allsburgs grandfather owned and operated the East End Creamery and delivered milk and milk products to homes around the Grand Rapids area in yellow and blue trucks. One of Van Allsburgs childhood homes was a big, Tudor-styled house on a wide, tree-lined street. He used the street as a model for the cover art of what is arguably his most famous book, The Polar Express. Because so many students at Van Allsburgs high school excelled academically, representatives from the University of Michigan would visit each year to interview interested seniors and admit them on the spot if they met qualifications. During his senior year, Van Allsburg was told about the art program affiliated with the Universitys College of Architecture & Design and thought it sounded like fun. Although he had never had any formal art classes, he fibbed to the admissions officer, saying he had taken private lessons outside of school. Two of Van Allsburgs bestselling books, Jumanji and The Polar Express, were subsequently turned into blockbuster movies. Van Allsburg is not your typical feel good childrens author. He has been known to handle darker themes, and his stories often involve bizarre worlds and dreamscapes. In all his stories, Van Allsburg inserts a little white bull terrier modeled after a real-life dog owned by his brother-in-law. (Another popular childrens author, David Shannon, does the same thing, but Shannons pup is a Westie!)

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Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

Biography

Multiple Caldecott Medal winner Chris Van Allsburg grew up in the 1950s in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan. He majored in sculpture at the University of Michigans College of Architecture & Design and graduated in 1972. He received his M.F.A. in 1975 from Rhode Island School of Design. After graduate school, Van Allsburgh set up a sculpture studio in Providence, married and settled in the area, and began exhibiting his work in New York City and throughout New England. Around the same time, he became interested in drawing. His wife, Lisa, encouraged him to pursue childrens book illustration, putting him in contact with her friend David Macauley, a successful artist and author. Macauleys editor at Houghton Mifflin was impressed by Van Allsburghs work and advised him to try his hand at illustrating a story of his own. His maiden effort, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, was published in 1979 and received a Caldecott Honor Medal. Since that auspicious beginning, Van Allsburgh has gone on to produce a string of wonderfully inventive, critically acclaimed, and award-winning books. He gathers inspiration from unlikely quarters — the progress of ants across a kitchen counter, crayon streaks in a childs coloring book, a childrens board game come to life — and executes his ideas on a provocative but surefire What if... principle. Among his many awards are two Caldecott Medals — one for Jumanji, written in 1982 and the other for 1985s The Polar Express; a National Book Award (also for Jumanji); and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in childrens literature.

Good To Know

Van Allsburgs grandfather owned and operated the East End Creamery and delivered milk and milk products to homes around the Grand Rapids area in yellow and blue trucks. One of Van Allsburgs childhood homes was a big, Tudor-styled house on a wide, tree-lined street. He used the street as a model for the cover art of what is arguably his most famous book, The Polar Express. Because so many students at Van Allsburgs high school excelled academically, representatives from the University of Michigan would visit each year to interview interested seniors and admit them on the spot if they met qualifications. During his senior year, Van Allsburg was told about the art program affiliated with the Universitys College of Architecture & Design and thought it sounded like fun. Although he had never had any formal art classes, he fibbed to the admissions officer, saying he had taken private lessons outside of school. Two of Van Allsburgs bestselling books, Jumanji and The Polar Express, were subsequently turned into blockbuster movies. Van Allsburg is not your typical feel good childrens author. He has been known to handle darker themes, and his stories often involve bizarre worlds and dreamscapes. In all his stories, Van Allsburg inserts a little white bull terrier modeled after a real-life dog owned by his brother-in-law. (Another popular childrens author, David Shannon, does the same thing, but Shannons pup is a Westie!)

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