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Jumanji (Deluxe Edition) by Joe Johnston
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Jumanji (Deluxe Edition) (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Joe Johnston (Director), Scott Kroopf (Producer), William Teitler (Producer), Inc. Big Board Prods. (Production Company), Kirsten Dunst (Actor)4 more, David Grier (Actor), Bonnie Hunt (Actor), Jonathan Hyde (Actor), Robin Williams (Actor)

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Title:Jumanji (Deluxe Edition)
Authors:Joe Johnston (Director)
Other authors:Scott Kroopf (Producer), William Teitler (Producer), Inc. Big Board Prods. (Production Company), Kirsten Dunst (Actor), David Grier (Actor)3 more, Bonnie Hunt (Actor), Jonathan Hyde (Actor), Robin Williams (Actor)
Info:Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2005), Edition: Deluxe Edition
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Jumanji [1995 film] by Joe Johnston (Director) (1995)

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The idea that children had to fulfill the commands of a board game in real life in nice. But it's a pity that they are repetitive as the Plagues of Egypt.
I liked that in the end all animals were drawn back in the board and that the grown-up pair saw the children, with whom they played the game, back in the 'real' time.
The change of the boy's attitude towards his father after his adventure was for me to abruptly and not believable. ( )
  EMS_24 | Feb 10, 2017 |
Peter and Judy, two bored siblings, find a board game called Jumanji under a tree in the park and decide to try it out. They had no idea what an adventure they were about to begin. There were two important stipulations: Read instructions carefully and once the game is started, it will not be over until one player reaches the golden city. As they begin to play and move through the jungle on the gameboard, they realize that the animals they land on come to life! They are confronted with dangerous lions, pythons, rhinos, monkeys and even tsetse flies. They can't stop the game until someone wins because they would have those dangerous animals with them permanently. They finally finish the game and are free from the danger. They return the game to the park and later delight to see some other boys, who "never read instructions or finish anything", picking up the game and running home with it.

I thought this was a fun book with wild imagination. I can see children thinking this is really possible! The illustrations by Chris Van Allsburg, the author, were beautiful. They were so detailed that they almost looked like photographs.

For an extension, a study of the different animals in the book might be fun.

Covering another gameboard with pictures of animals like in the book and playing the game like Peter and Judy did might make the kids feel like they were right there in the adventure! ( )
  barbarapatt | Oct 6, 2014 |
Jumanji is about children who find a board game, which looks harmless, but causes many different problems for the children.
  AlyshaKnandel | Dec 13, 2012 |
I have always loved this book. The thought that the game brought a whole new world into ours is amazing. I think the imagination behind this book is wonderful! ( )
1 vote eay2206 | Nov 28, 2012 |
A box of game draw people into troblesome.A strange sound, many animles,inundation・・・It's very funny story. The pictures make this book more exciting,I think. ( )
  hitomin | Nov 20, 2007 |
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Johnston, JoeDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunst, Kirstensecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunt, Bonniesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisOriginal storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, RobinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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When Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers until he is magically transported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan tries to outwit the game's powerful forces.… (more)

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