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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User Review  - ccostakis - LibraryThing

This was a cool book that also followed suit of many of Chris Van Allsburg texts. His story is mostly told through pictures in this book, in fact, a large number of pages in the middle of the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

Though it pales in comparison to Just a Dream, this book is a lot of fun. I enjoyed it primarily for the illustrations, since the story is hardly existent almost like a something from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Read full review

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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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