Kindle Books by Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen is the author of If I Built a School (2019), If I Built a House (2012), The Circus Ship (2011), Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee (2011) and other 3 books.

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If I Built a School

release date: Aug 13, 2019
If I Built a School
In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school--from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground. My school will amaze you. My school will astound. By far the most fabulous school to be found! Perfectly planned and impeccably clean. On a scale, 1 to 10, it''s more like 15! And learning is fun in a place that''s fun, too. If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more. The inventive boy who described his ideal car and house in previous books is dreaming even bigger this time.

If I Built a House

release date: Oct 25, 2012
If I Built a House
The much-anticipated follow-up to the E. B. White Award-winning picture book If I Built a Car In If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything. Now he''s back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack''s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs. Chris Van Dusen''s vibrant illustrations marry retro appeal with futuristic style as he, once again, gives readers a delightfully rhyming text that absolutely begs to be read aloud.

The Circus Ship

release date: Nov 15, 2011
The Circus Ship
“The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own, but they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community?—?and a hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

release date: Mar 25, 2011
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee
A man and his dog have a whale of a time when their boat trip leads to unexpected adventure in this charmingly illustrated verse children’s book. With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch? Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud book, sure to provide fits of giggles.

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

release date: Mar 25, 2011
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, has filled this new adventure with charming illustrations and a playful, rhyming text. A fun read-aloud for children (and adults!) on campouts or snuggling at home!

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

release date: Jul 01, 2010
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee
One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, has crafted yet another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new.

If I Built a Car

release date: May 05, 2005
If I Built a Car
If I built a car, it''d be totally new! Here are a few of the things that I''d do. . . . Young Jack is giving an eye-opening tour of the car he''d like to build. There''s a snack bar, a pool, and even a robot named Robert to act as chauffeur. With Jack''s soaring imagination in the driver''s seat, we''re deep-sea diving one minute and flying high above traffic the next in this whimsical, tantalizing take on the car of the future. Illustrations packed with witty detail, bright colors, and chrome recall the fabulous fifties and an era of classic American automobiles. Infectious rhythm and clever invention make this wonderful read-aloud a launch pad for imaginative fun.
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