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  - jfe16 - LibraryThing

Walter is simply not an environmentalist: he’s a litterbug who sees no reason to sort trash and recycle. While he is watching a television show about the future, his next-door neighbor, Rose, is ... Read full review

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User Review  - FrounfelterShelbie - LibraryThing

I would read this book with third graders. This book is not only good for synthesizing, but it also helps teach ways to save the environment. Promoting recycling and respecting the earth. 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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