Van Allsburg has written Jumanji, The Polar Express, and The Wretched Stone.
The Wretched Stone
by Chris Van
Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
: Picture Book
7 to 13 years
: September 1, 1991
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.