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Summary

Chris Van Allsburg (born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a famous Author from USA, he is 67 years old and still alive, born June 18, 1949.

Biography

Chris Van Allsburg is an American writer and illustrator of children's books.

Van Allsburg has attended the School of Architecture at the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1972. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), graduating with a degree in sculpture in 1975. After graduating, Van Allsburg has created a sculpture studio.

However, while Van Allsburg was concentrated on sculpture, his wife thought that his drawings could have been good children's book illustrations. After his wife showed her work to the publisher of a children's book, Van Allsburg was able to write his first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, in 1979. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books.

His fame, however, is mainly due to his second novel, Jumanji wrote in 1982 that won him a Caldecott Medal. Chris Van Allsburg won another Caldecott Medal in 1985 with Polar Express. Both novels were later adapted into highly successful feature films, as well as Zathura.

His art was also displayed on the cover of one edition of the series of CS Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia published by HarperCollins in 1994, as well as three children's books written by Mark Helprin.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 11 quotes who is written / told by Chris.

Related authors: Mark Helprin

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Van_Allsburg

Famous quotes by Chris Van Allsburg (11)


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"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"
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"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
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"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity"
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"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me"
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"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"
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"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
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"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older"
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"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"


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