Born on June 18, 1949 Chris Van Allsburg, is an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. He has won two Caldecott Medals for U.S. picture book illustration, for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he also wrote; both were later adapted as successful motion pictures. He was also a Caldecott runner-up in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan in April 2012.
Birthday Wishes to Chris Van Allsburg
June 15, 2017