As the beloved story JUMANJI comes to a close the quarreling Budwig brothers are seen clutching a game.  Twenty years after launching us into the jungle world of JUMANJI, Chris Van Allsburg invites us into a new place to play a new game together.  Stuck with each other with Walter babysitting Danny, the boys look for ways to entertain themselves and discover a second game board in the JUMANJI box.  This time the gameboard's squares lead to a purple planet called Zathura.  Draw a card and watch out for impending meteor attack.    

Suddenly flying a la Dorothy in the tornado's clutches, Danny and Walter find their house headed to this unknown planet and alien world heretofore undiscovered.  This game has gone far beyond their wildest imaginations as they are menaced by robots.   The brothers, typically ferocious foes, find themselves slowly beginning to work together to solve the threatening and frightening problem as they recognize there is no place like home and there's nothing like a dose of cooperation to see you through a tough situation.

Ages  6-10     32 pages    978-0618253968

Recommended by:  Barb 

For readers ages 5-9

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