Probuditi!. Chris Van Allsburg

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Andersen Press, 2007 - Brothers and sisters - 29 pages
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After seeing the hypnotist Lomax the Magnificent, Calvin and Rodney decide to make a hypnotizing machine and try it out on Calvin's little sister Trudy. The machine works and Trudy is convinced that she's a dog. Unfortunately, the boys can't get Trudy to snap out of her trance, and Mama is on her way home.

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User Review  - EliseMT - LibraryThing

To be honest, I was not very pulled into this story...at first. At the end, a slight comment from a little sister changes the whole story, making it much more interesting. As a reader,you then can ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcarroll12 - LibraryThing

Calvin likes to play tricks on his younger sister Trudy. After he and his friend witness a hypnosis by Lomax the Magnificent, Calvin does the same to Trudy and "turns her into" a dog. Beautiful ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Considered to be one of the foremost authors and illustrators of surrealistic fantasy for children, Chris Van Allsburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1949. He received his B. F. A. at the University of Michigan and his M. F. A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. He married Lisa Morrison and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. Van Allsburg's work is highly praised for the excellent artisanship of his illustrations, which often have a surreal element. His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), concerning a lost dog found by a magician, and his second book, Jumanji (1981), about a strange board game that comes to life, brought him quick praise. Jumanji won the Caldecott Medal in 1982. The Polar Express (1985), Van Allsburg's most popular book, deals with the idea that the ability to believe in things beyond one's experiences helps to keep a person young. It also won a Caldecott Medal in 1986. Other books by Van Allsburg include The Z was Zapped, and Just a Dream, a story about a boy who learns to be ecological. Van Allsburg's sculptures have also been exhibited at many New York galleries.

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