Julian Franklin-Friday, Dec. 13!!

This is another program we've been planning for years and are proud to finally release. This show salutes one of today's greatest children's writers and illustrators. Chris Van Allsburg wrote Caldecott winners Jumanji, and The Polar Express (both of which were also made into movies along with Zathura). But Van Allsburg has provided much more than just a few great books that have been made into enchanting movies. He is also an accomplished sculptor, and has created a multitude of mysterious children's books that are fun for children and adults as well.
In this exciting tribute to a great American author and illustrator, we learn more about the man behind the books, the movies and the mysteries. Discover hidden puzzles that he has included in each of his almost 20 books that will have your young readers eager to check out and study his works. Your students will learn about how to craft a great story, how to design an illustration, and how to put the two together to create mysteries and stories of their own.