Happy Birthday Chris Van Allsburg

June 18th marks the birthday of celebrated author Chris Van Allsburg. If his name sounds familiar but you just can’t place him, think Jumanji, Zathura, or The Polar Express just to name a few.

The Polar Express

Here is a list of some of his other books:
Bad Day at Riverbend © 1995
Ben’s Dream © 1982
A City in Winter by Mark Helprin © 1996-Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi © 1979
Just a Dream © 1990
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick © 1984
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick © 1994 (Portfolio Edition)
The Stranger © 1986
Swan Lake by Mark Helprin © 1989-Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
The Sweetest Fig © 1993
Two Bad Ants © 1988
The Veil of Snows by Mark Helprin © 1993-Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
The Widow’s Broom © 1992
The Wreck of the Zephyr © 1983
The Wretched Stone © 1991
The Z Was Zapped © 1987

You can click on the link below to see a list of his works that we have in our library’s collection. (We have most of the ones listed above.)
Rohrbach Library Online Catalog Results for author Chris Van Allsburg

To check out his own Website with loads of interesting information, go to:


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