Just a Dream

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Are Walter's actions really helping his planet along the road to destruction, or is it all just a dream?

Chris Van Allsburg's classic story of environmental responsibility is now available in this special paperback edition with french flaps.

  

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

This book was a disappointment. Accustomed to the author's incredible stories and illustrations, when compared to others, this fell flat. A boy who litters and does not help in taking care of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - bereneezypie - LibraryThing

A great book about a boy who learns through his dreams to change his environmentally unfriendly ways. When I first picked out this book, I did it skimming on the pictures & actually didn't know what ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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 won the 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.

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