1982 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover)

Jumanji

Author and Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg

Current & Digital Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Reading Level: Ages 6 & Up

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

  • Olaf Baker; Stephen Gammell, ill. for Where the Buffaloes Begin
  • Arnold Lobel; Anita Lobel, ill. for On Market Street
  • Chris Van Allsburg for Jumanji
  • Nancy Willard; Alice and Martin Provensen, ill. for A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Maurice Sendak for Outside Over There

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • Van Allsburg won the Caldecott Medal twice, for Jumanji and for The Polar Express.
  • In 1995, Jumanji was turned into a successful movie starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst.

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