Just a Dream

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth. "Van Allsburg reaches a new pinnacle of excellence in both illustration and storytelling . . . His fable builds to an urgent plea for action as it sends a rousing message of hope." -- Publishers Weekly
 

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

I love Van Allsburg's books, mainly because I love his illustrations. However, I have two problems with this book. First, the layout was a little strange. It's kind of difficult to read a story to ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkilpa1 - LibraryThing

I loved this book for many reasons. The first reason is because the author pushes the readers to think about the consequences of our world if we do not take care of it. For example, the author shows ... Read full review

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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 is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com.

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