"FREE GAME, FUN FOR SOME BUT NOT FOR ALL": JUMANJI, FIRST EDITION
VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Oblong quarto, original green cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of Van Allsburg's award-winning, delightfully illustrated tale of a magical board game.
A bored brother and sister "discover an innocent-looking board game that fills their house with rampant jungle animals… Van Allsburg has created with his monumental rendering of everyday objects a world of sinister immediacy" (New York Times). Winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal and basis for the 1995 film starring Robin Williams. First-issue dust jacket, without Caldecott Medal sticker.
Book with top right corner of front board slightly bumped, bright dust jacket with light wear to spine ends. A very nearly fine copy.