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.
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.