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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now Sony's highest grossing film of all time!

Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game--Jumanji--with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever--and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too. Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen for the first time.

This special edition of Jumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c1981.
Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780547608389
Branch Call Number: Z VAN
Characteristics: [29] p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 sound disc.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Robin 1951-2014


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Follow the adventure of two kids who play a magical board game that turned their house into a jungle. The only way for everything to return to normal is to finish the game.

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Mar 12, 2020

I've only watched the movie Jumanji. One of my favorite Robin Williams movie's. I also like the newer Jumanji movies as well. I thought the book needed to be more like the movies. I know it is a children's book. But still I thought it needed to have more action and adventure. It was to short for me they should make the Jumanji book again but for teens and adults. And add more pages and chapters and exciting things in it then the children's book that this was. I liked the black and white pictures though but honestly thought over all this was to short of a read and didn't really get me excited like the movies did. They talked about things only for a minute and something else happened. And again I know this is a children's book but still. Wasn't that exciting of a read.

ArapahoeSteffen Mar 05, 2019

Fun book and I rarely say this, but even better movie!

GSPLjodie Sep 20, 2016

My kids absolutely loved this book! It was a total edge of the bed experience with both sets of eyes locked on every page. Unfortunately, the movie will have to wait - they were both too scared.

Aug 12, 2014

First, I would not classify this as a picture book, but rather a very short chapter book with pictures. The story is written for a school age audience rather than younger children. The illustrations are pencil drawings. The are beautiful and rich. The reason I would not recommend this book for little children is because as the characters play the game, Jumani, many disastrous and scary things happen such as a lion chasing them.
The movie adaption of this book is quite different although it keeps the basic concept of playing the Jumanji game. I love the movie and would recommend this book based mostly on the amazing illustrations.
Would I recommend this book? YES for ages 8 and up.

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