Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, a Caldecott Honor for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, the National Book Award for book illustration and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children. Visit his website at www.chrisvanallsburg.com.
"Van Allsburg reaches a new pinnacle of excellence in both illustration and storytelling . . . His fable builds to an urgent plea for action as it sends a rousing message of hope."--Publishers Weekly