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Jumanji

Caldercott Medal Acceptance Speech

This speech was given at the meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1982. The Caldecott medal for “the most distinguished American picture book for children” was awarded to Chris Van Allsburg for Jumanji.

 

Polar Express
Caldercott Medal Acceptance Speech

This speech was given in 1986. The Caldecott medal for “the most distinguished American picture book for children” was awarded to Chris Van Allsburg for The Polar Express.

 

Chris Van Allsburg Biographical Sketch by David Macaulay

In 1982 when Chris Van Allsburg won his first Caldecott Medal for Jumanji, David Macaulay composed this biographical sketch.

 

 

LINKS TO INTERVIEWS

 

"Bob Edwards Radio" Sirius XM Radio:

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

 

CNN.com:

Van Allsburg Author Interview

 

School Library Journal’s Fuse8 blog:

“You can’t go broke overestimating the intelligence of children” – Chris Van Allsburg and the Eric Carle Honors of 2013

 

“Here and Now” interview,

The First Person To Go Over Niagara Falls In A Barrel (And Survive)

 

Martha Stewart:

A Conversation with Chris Van Allsburg

 

TED Talk:

Chris Van Allsburg—Queen Of The Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

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