Born: June 18, 1949
Excellent Books: The Polar Express, Jumanji, Zathura. He has written and illustrated 15 books, illustrated several others, and won the Caldecott and other awards.
From His Life: Chris walked 1 1/2 miles to and from elementary school. He enjoyed drawing pictures of cars and cartoons as a boy. He includes a picture of a small white dog in many of his books to commemorate a bull terrier who was part of his first book. He has two daughters born in 1991 and 1995.
Advice for Aspiring Writers: Chris has an attitude that I find motivating and encouraging. When asked, "Which of the books you have written is your favorite, he always answers, "'My next one.' That's because I always think the next thing I do will be at least a little better then the things I have already done." (quote from Chris Van Allsburg's website)
Reading into the past
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