Chris Van Allsburg


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in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The United States
June 18, 1949

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Chris was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 18, 1949, the second child of Doris Christiansen Van Allsburg and Richard Van Allsburg. His sister Karen was born in 1947.

Chris’s paternal grandfather, Peter, owned and operated a creamery, a place where milk was turned into butter, cream, cottage cheese, and ice cream. It was named East End Creamery and after they bottled the milk (and made the other products) they delivered it to homes all around Grand Rapids in yellow and blue trucks.

When Chris was born, his family lived in an old farm house next door to the large brick creamery building. It was a very old house that, like the little house in Virginia Lee Burton’s story, had once looked over farmland. But by 1949, the house was surrounde
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“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express

“The inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. A world that might have Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.”
Chris Van Allsburg

“its not bad to be different. Sometimes it's the mark of being very very talented.”
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The 12 Best Christmas Book to Movie Adaptations of All Time

Who doesn't enjoy a Christmas movie? Some of our favourites began as literary classics. Below are The 12 Best Christmas Book to Movie Adaptations of All Time according to Book Hub, what is your favourite movie? Vote and comment below

 
  3 votes, 25.0%

 
  3 votes, 25.0%

The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
 
  2 votes, 16.7%

 
  2 votes, 16.7%

The Snowman (1982)
The Snowman
Raymond Briggs
 
  1 vote, 8.3%

 
  1 vote, 8.3%

Miracle of 34th Street (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street
Valentine Davies
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Christmas With The Kranks (2204)
Skipping Christmas
John Grisham
 
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis
 
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