Ben's Dream: Story and Pictures

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Houghton Mifflin, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
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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 story idea, so economically carried out in the text, is illustrated in the artist's meticulous drawings, marvels of symbolism, reality, imagination, and perspective." -- Publishers Weekly

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I wanted to interpret the pictures in my own way first. - Goodreads
His pictures tell their own tale. - Goodreads
This part is only in pictures, though. - Goodreads

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This was a cute story, but kind of short. It starts out talking about a boy getting ready to study for a test. Then, he falls asleep and is taken through his geography book to all the landmarks in his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Taylor De La Fe - Goodreads

This was a cute story, but kind of short. It starts out talking about a boy getting ready to study for a test. Then, he falls asleep and is taken through his geography book to all the landmarks in his ... Read full review

About the author (1982)

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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