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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This book is about two kids who went to play baseball only to be forced home to study for a geography test due to stormy weather. The friends both go home to study and find themselves in all the ... Read full review

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This book is about two kids who went to play baseball only to be forced home to study for a geography test due to stormy weather. The friends both go home to study and find themselves in all the ... 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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