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Chris Van Allsburg

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Book lovers love books!" her mother announced. "There's romance about the books- even having them seems to have a kind of excitement." from Mr. Linden's Library by Walter Dean Myers

— Chris Van Allsburg


The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#bookshelf #feeling #gone #i #i think

At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#asking #asking questions #call #comes #creating

Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#change #far #following #formula #i

I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#head #i #i write #inside #left

As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#evening #fairy #happen #i #like

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#artists #besides #claim #feel #great

The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#extraordinary #fascinating #happening #idea #me

The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#cardboard #create #exciting #exists #i

There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.

— Chris Van Allsburg

#being #could #deal #draw #elementary

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Van Allsburg attended the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan which at that time included the art school. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick a collection of images on one side and one sentence on the other (meant to be 'recovered pages' of longer books) continues the themes of darker undertones and was the inspiration for the short story "The House on Maple Street" by author Stephen King in his collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes (as his author's note expands upon). He appears in many of the books and even on his website sometimes as a real dog or a toy or other things as a tribute to the dog's life.

He received the Caldecott Honor Medal in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He twice won the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985) both of which he wrote and illustrated and both of which were later adapted into successful motion pictures. Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18 1949) is an American author and illustrator of children's books.

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