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.
- 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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