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                                         The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
                                        Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
                                        Genre: Picture Book
                                        Format: Hardcover
                                        Age Range: 7 to 9 years
                                        ISBN: 0395423317
                                        Pages: 32
                                        Pub. Date: July 1986
                                        Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

The illustrations rendered in oil show a great amount of emotion and mystery. Farmer Bailey hits a stranger with his truck and gives the man amnesia. The trees in the yard stay green a week longer until the stranger leaves, but the phenomenon occurs each autumn.

Van Allsburg has written Jumanji, The Polar Express, and The Wretched Stone.


                                        The Wretched Stone by Chris Van
                                        Allsburg
                                        Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
                                        Genre: Picture Book
                                        Format: Hardcover
                                        Age Range: 7 to 13 years
                                        ISBN: 395533074
                                        Pages: 32
                                        Pub. Date: September 1, 1991
                                        Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

Illustrations done in oil reflect a sense of mystery. The crew of the Rita Ann discovers a strange glowing stone and is mesmerized. The captain is left to navigate on his own during a storm.
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