Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg

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Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.

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Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
Published October 29, 1990 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Gr 2–5—The 25th-anniversary edition of Van Allsburg's plea for environmental awareness still strikes a chilling chord. A boy's flippant attitude toward the environment results in a night of dreams that offer a glimpse into a bleak, all-too-real future where trees are seen as fodder for too

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