Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg

Past Event: Sunday, November 21, 2004

At Town Hall Seattle

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SAL Presents

Co-Presented by University Book Store. Sponsored by Hoffman Construction Company of Washington.

Get ready for the holidays as Caldecott and National Book Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg provides an inside look at the creative process that promises to engage the child in all of us.

Like the characters in The Polar Express, kids attending are encouraged to come in their pajamas!

We are pleased to welcome this beloved storyteller, whose books include The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), Jumanji (1981), Zathura (2002), and a host of other contemporary classics, for an evening of family fun.

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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