FIRST EDITION OF VAN ALLSBURG'S JUMANJI, SIGNED BY HIM WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF A MONKEY
VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Oblong quarto, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.
First edition of this winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, signed on the title page by author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg with an original drawing of a monkey.
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.
Book fine, dust jacket about-fine with only slight rubbing to edges. A lovely copy, scarce signed and with original drawing.