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Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in October 2009.

Books by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
The Wreck of the Zephyr
Jumanji
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Queen of the Falls