FIRST EDITION OF VAN ALLSBURG’S JUMANJI, SIGNED BY HIM
VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Oblong quarto, original green cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of this winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, signed on the title by author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg.
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). The basis for the 1995 film starring Robin Williams. First-issue dust jacket, without the Caldecott Medal.
A fine copy.