Book - 1981
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Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1981.
ISBN: 9780395304488
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: [31] p. : ill. ; 26 x 29 cm. $9.95.


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Dec 30, 2017

indigo_cat_686 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 10

Aug 12, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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ArapahoeSteffen Mar 05, 2019

Fun book and I rarely say this, but even better movie!

GSPLjodie Sep 20, 2016

My kids absolutely loved this book! It was a total edge of the bed experience with both sets of eyes locked on every page. Unfortunately, the movie will have to wait - they were both too scared.

Aug 12, 2014

First, I would not classify this as a picture book, but rather a very short chapter book with pictures. The story is written for a school age audience rather than younger children. The illustrations are pencil drawings. The are beautiful and rich. The reason I would not recommend this book for little children is because as the characters play the game, Jumani, many disastrous and scary things happen such as a lion chasing them.
The movie adaption of this book is quite different although it keeps the basic concept of playing the Jumanji game. I love the movie and would recommend this book based mostly on the amazing illustrations.
Would I recommend this book? YES for ages 8 and up.


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